China Gets Tough with Surrogate Mothers

April 13, 2015

(The Wall Street Journal) – China appears to be a bit conflicted about its birth policies. While it has rolled back its strict “one-child” policy in order to address problems of an aging population, it is worried that surrogate pregnancies are undermining its remaining controls. Now, Beijing is trying to crack down on surrogacy – where a woman gives birth to another woman’s child — rekindling a debate about the legal and moral issues surrounding the practice in a country where the government continues to tightly control birth rights.