This month Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr. filed for divorce in a Manhattan court. Vanessa and Donald Jr. have been married for 12 years and have 5 children ranging from 10-year-old daughter Kai to 3-year old Chloe. “After 12 years of marriage, we have...read more
Nearly every country that has legalized commercial surrogacy has proceeded to ban it. Most recently in 2015, Thailand and Nepal; Mexico followed suit in 2016 and India banned commercial surrogacy last year. Cambodia, just this week, drafted legislation banning...read more
When people think about surrogacy, it's always from the adult's perspective- the infertile couple with no way to have children, or the gay couple who needs a "surrogate angel" to complete their family. But there are very real risks to children when we commercialize...read more
Dear New York Senator/Assemblyman, Them Before Us exists to defend a child’s fundamental right to their mother and father. This right grants children not only the two people who are statistically the most likely to be connected to, protective of, and invested in them...read more
This is the worst "I told you so" ever. In the committee hearing for Washington State's Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) which will legalize commercial surrogacy, award parental rights to any adult(s) who can acquire a child through reproductive technologies, and make...read more
The Washington State legislature is planning to ring in the new year by violating children's rights as they consider SB 6037, “The Uniform Parenting Act.” In discussions on family structure- whether you’re talking about marriage, divorce, or the booming fertility...read more
SB 6037 normalizes the destruction of the biological parent/child relationship. That is a violation of the universally-acknowledged children’s right to be known and loved, whenever possible, by both genetic parents. A biological relationship with parents matters to...read more
My name is Vincenzo. I am Italian and I’m gay. Normally I don't feel this need to label myself because I think sexuality is simply a detail. On this planet we are men and women- people- that's all. But on the topic of surrogacy it's important to specify my sexuality...read more
Supporters of gay marriage have aggressively promoted the idea that “all kids need is love.” They argue that children do not specifically need the love of their father or the love of their mother, just generic “love.” For that to be the case, there must be no...read more
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...read more
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