Stop Surrogacy Now News

This year will go down in the history books as the year when a global pandemic literally stopped the world in its tracks. All of us working to abolish surrogacy have had to learn a new way to work.  Can we all say Zoom?  

There is a new film team, including members of StopSurrogacyNow, embarking on a documentary film project. Three interviews have already been done over Zoom.  An original signer of SSN, Gary Powell, has written two very important pieces on the Surrogacy case in the U.K. If you missed them, they can be found here and here.

With the news of commercial surrogacy becoming legal in New York State and the babies born via surrogacy in Ukraine during global travel bans, many of us have been responding and calling upon members in the government to ACT to respond appropriately to the human rights violations of women and children in surrogacy. Our colleagues in France and Sweden have acted proactively considering the news in Ukraine.

The European Network of Migrant Women posted a video worth watching with Maria, Dmytriyeva, an expert in women’s rights, discussing the surrogacy situation in Ukraine.

As StopSurrogacyNow takes an email newsletter hiatus over the summer, only alerting you for breaking news, we wanted to highlight three recent podcast video interviews, as part of a series addressing surrogacy. 

The first is with Toni Bare, a U.S. surrogate mother and signer of our Stop Surrogacy Now campaign, who traveled with me to Albany, N.Y. to meet with members of the legislature to tell her deeply personal and harmful experience as a surrogate mother.  

The second podcast video interview is with Jennifer Lahl, who speaks broadly about third-party conception, and the risks to women and children as well as the human rights violations to them.

Finally, Gary Powell discussion the surrogacy situation in the U.K. and a recent judgement awarding a woman in the U.K. taxpayer funds to travel to California to hire a surrogate mother.

Both interviews were hosted by Kellie-Jay Keen in the United Kingdom. She has a following of some 30 plus thousands, so no global pandemic is stopping us from getting the word out!  If you want to enjoy some podcasts over the summer, please do check out Venus Rising podcasts

Have a great summer!

This year will go down in the history books as the year when a global pandemic literally stopped the world in its tracks. All of us working to abolish surrogacy have had to learn a new way to work.  Can we all say Zoom?  

There is a new film team, including members of StopSurrogacyNow, embarking on a documentary film project. Three interviews have already been done over Zoom.  An original signer of SSN, Gary Powell, has written two very important pieces on the Surrogacy case in the U.K. If you missed them, they can be found here and here.

With the news of commercial surrogacy becoming legal in New York State and the babies born via surrogacy in Ukraine during global travel bans, many of us have been responding and calling upon members in the government to ACT to respond appropriately to the human rights violations of women and children in surrogacy. Our colleagues in France and Sweden have acted proactively considering the news in Ukraine.

The European Network of Migrant Women posted a video worth watching with Maria, Dmytriyeva, an expert in women’s rights, discussing the surrogacy situation in Ukraine.

As StopSurrogacyNow takes an email newsletter hiatus over the summer, only alerting you for breaking news, we wanted to highlight two podcast video interviews. 

The first is with Toni Bare, a U.S. surrogate mother and signer of our Stop Surrogacy Now campaign, who traveled with me to Albany, N.Y. to meet with members of the legislature to tell her deeply personal and harmful experience as a surrogate mother.  

The second podcast video interview is with me, talking broadly about third-party conception, and the risks to women and children.  

Both interviews were hosted by Kellie-Jay Keen in the United Kingdom. She has a following of some 30 plus thousands, so no global pandemic is stopping us from getting the word out!  If you want to enjoy some podcasts over the summer, please do check out Venus Rising podcasts

Have a great summer!