New Thinking on Commercial Surrogacy

8 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2013

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Richard F. Storrow

City University of New York School of Law

Date Written: August 11, 2013


Pamela Laufer-Ukeles’s Mothering for Money: Regulating Commercial Intimacy imagines that a less polarized vision of commercial surrogacy can emerge by examining commercial surrogacy arrangements through lenses of relational autonomy and mixed commodification. This commentary finds much to appreciate in Laufer-Ukeles’s contribution and urges a more expansive examination of surrogacy that would address the ban on commercial surrogacy that exists in many countries around the world.

Keywords: surrogacy, commercial surrogacy, international surrogacy, autonomy, commodification, exploitation, intimacy

Suggested Citation

Storrow, Richard F., New Thinking on Commercial Surrogacy (August 11, 2013). Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 88, No. 4, 2013, Available at SSRN:

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