Babies for Sale?
Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction
Distributed for Zed Books
Babies for Sale features contributions by activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines in order to offer the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Rooted in feminist perspectives, many of the essays give voice to those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents, and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood, and masculinity.
Wendy Chavkin, Professor of Public Health and Obstetrics, University of Columbia
Diane Beeson, Professor Emerita of Sociology, California State University and Associate Director, Alliance for Human Biotechnology
Marsha Tyson Darling, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of the Centre for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Adelphi University
Ayesha Chatterjee, Programme Manager, Our Bodies Ourselves Global Initiative
Sally Whelan, Co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves
Emma Maniere, Programme Assistant, Gynuity Health Projects, NYC
Laura Swerdlow, planned parenthood advocate, Oregon
France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara
“Miranda Davies has brought together a number of eminent authors and produced an outstanding collection. By combining academic approaches, empirical evidence, and real-life stories, this book adds an entirely new dimension to the debate on the ethics of cross-border commercial surrogacy.”
“These original, informed, and critical analyses of transnational surrogacy make a vital intervention in impassioned debates. Chapters by leading international scholars and activists address ethical issues, feminist perspectives and the implications for children. They deserve to be widely read.”