Legislating Labors of Love: Revisiting Commercial Surrogacy in New York

Indiana Law Journal Supplement [Vol. 90:1 2014]

29 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2023

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Deborah Machalow

University of Toledo - College of Law; Independent

Date Written: June 2014

Abstract

This note places 2014 New York proposals to reform the state's then-prohibitory surrogacy law regime in larger contexts, both nationally and state-specifically. In 1978, Louise Brown, the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), changed the world. Doctors first considered fertilization outside a woman’s body in 1934, and it has since become a medical mainstay. Since 1978, around five million children worldwide have been born through assisted reproductive technology (ART). In IVF, eggs are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized in a lab. The resulting embryos are transferred into the uterus of either the woman who produced the eggs or of another woman. This procedure has had drastic implications on the law of surrogacy contracts.

Keywords: surrogacy, New York, assisted reproductive technology

Suggested Citation

Machalow, Deborah, Legislating Labors of Love: Revisiting Commercial Surrogacy in New York (June 2014). Indiana Law Journal Supplement [Vol. 90:1 2014], Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4511897

Deborah Machalow (Contact Author)

University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )

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