Dying of surrogacy, leaving their children orphans
How many surrogate mothers lose their lives because of gestation 'for others' - riskier than a spontaneous pregnancy? We don't know, those deaths are not traced and are often covered up so as not to disturb Big Fertility's business. And the children of those women are left without their mothers.
By Jennifer Lahl* I was out of town over Memorial Day weekend when I saw a GoFundMe notice posted on Instagram informing me that another surrogate mother had died in the United States. GoFundMe was created by Ashlee Hammonds , the head of Family Makers Surrogacy, an Atlanta-based agency. Hammonds is trying to raise money for the children left alone - the woman's children, ed - because their mother has died and can no longer provide for them. She is asking for privacy for the family and not [...]