Tag: Surrogacy

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission recently studied in order to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

| Bridget Ryder | November 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

While any pregnancy is inherently risky, those risks increase in a surrogacy pregnancy — a fact opponents hoped was underscored in testimony before the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Surrogacy, which is studying the issue and plans to release a report next month. Minnesota does not legally recognize commercial surrogacy arrangements.

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Adoption vs. surrogacy

Adoption vs. surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | October 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

As the discussion on surrogacy continues before a Minnesota state legislative commission studying the issue, the divide between the two sides becomes clearer, even as proponents of the practice try to normalize it.

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The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

| Bridget Ryder | September 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

When plans change, parties become at odds with financial responsibilities, well-being of children

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Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

| August 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Special series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission is studying as it prepares to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

| Bridget Ryder | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota State Legislature commission studying surrogacy: The practice turns people into products.

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After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 15-member legislative commission charged with developing public policy recommendations regulating commercial surrogacy met for the first time June 28, launching a study that people on different sides of the issue say has been a long time coming.

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MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bipartisan cooperation led to the passage of several pieces of MCC-backed legislation, including one establishing a surrogacy commission, which the MCC listed as a top priority at the beginning of the session.

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Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes March 8 for its 2016 session, scheduled to end May 23. For the Minnesota Catholic Conference, a shorter session than last year’s means focusing on a few key priorities, said Jason Adkins, MCC director.

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Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

| Kathryn Mollen | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has waged a war on the “throwaway culture,” in which anything can be commodified and given a dollar value, and where life itself can be, in his words, “considered a consumer good to be used and then discarded.”

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MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a May 18 deadline to finalize a state budget looms, Minnesota legislators continue to work on a number of bills that the Minnesota Catholic Conference has weighed in on during the session. Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, said now is a “crucial juncture” on all the bills.

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