Colorado’s child commodifying “Family Affirmation Act” passes in the House

Colorado House Bill 22-1153, the mis-named Family Affirmation Act, seeks to make parentage easier for adults employing assisted reproductive technologies. But in the process, it violates the universally-acknowledged children’s right to be known and loved by both...

Children’s Rights Win in South Dakota!

South Dakota has been a front in the battle for surrogacy for the last few years. The fertility industry has made several attempts to legalize commercial surrogacy in this pro-business state filled with relatively affordable wombs for rent. Last month, the latest...

Testifying Against Surrogacy in South Dakota

Them Before Us founder Katy Faust recently testified against Senate Bill 137 in the South Dakota Senate, which aims to establish gestational surrogacy arrangements and agreements. According to the bill’s proponents, surrogacy has been practiced in South Dakota for...
Breeding puppies: Bad.  Breeding babies: Good.

Breeding puppies: Bad. Breeding babies: Good.

California will become the first state to ban pet stores from selling animals from commercial breeders.  Governor Jerry Brown signed the law that animal rights advocates hope will limit the "needless suffering" of animals for sale in the state. The bill was passed on...

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Why ‘Swipe Right to Build-a-Baby’ Is So Wrong

Why ‘Swipe Right to Build-a-Baby’ Is So Wrong

Recently, the hosts of The View discussed a new phone app called Just a Baby which "helps you find a surrogate, partner, co-parent, sperm, or egg donor – or find someone that needs your help to have a baby.” Their reactions ranged from “this makes me crazy”...

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Divorce Selfies Are a Thing- children not pictured.

Divorce Selfies Are a Thing- children not pictured.

The latest selfie trend?  That would be #DivorceSelfie.  "People are taking to Instagram to document their divorces just as they would their engagements or weddings, using the hashtag #divorceselfie. Because who doesn't love a good divorce at the end of a terrible...

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