The Terror of Surrogate Motherhood

Fantasies, Realities, and Viable Legislation
  • Isadore Schmukler
  • Betsy P. Aigen


Why does surrogate motherhood create so much antagonism and anger? Why should there be such outrage against women who are willing to help an infertile couple create a family of their own, especially if these women enjoy childbearing, already have children of their own, and can significantly increase their self-esteem in the process? And what is so evil about paying someone for this?


Infertile Couple Public Hearing Natural Parent Natural Mother Surrogate Mother 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isadore Schmukler
    • 1
  • Betsy P. Aigen
    • 1
  1. 1.Surrogate Mother Program of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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