Maybe baby: commercial surrogacy and the Subcontinent

September 3, 2012 31 comments

Here in the UK we take a very conservative approach to surrogacy: it is illegal, for example, to advertise that you are seeking a surrogate mother, or that you are willing to work as one. Such restrictions encourage an ad hoc, informal approach to surrogacy, adding a huge element of uncertainty to what is already…

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Elton John predicts difficult times ahead for his son

August 29, 2012 2 comments

Elton John has predicted “very difficult” times ahead for his 19-month old son Zachary, when the youngster grows up and has to deal  with inevitable homophobia from schoolmates. Speaking to the Radio Times, the legendary pop star said: “At school other children will say, ‘You don’t have a mummy’. We’ve come a long way, but…

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Tony Nicklinson: the right to die?

August 23, 2012 9 comments

Who would not be moved by the plight of Tony Nicklinson, the paralysed stroke victim who succumbed to pneumonia earlier this week? His death came a mere six days after he failed in a High Court bid to be given the right end his life with the help of a doctor. When the judgement was…

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