‘I Will Not Give Them the Baby’: The Plight of Cambodia’s Detained Surrogates

October 3, 2018

(The Guardian) – The new mother, Malis*, and her son are prisoners in a hospital on the outskirts of Phnom Penh with 31 other women, all surrogates hired by a company to deliver babies to Chinese clients. “I will not give them the baby. I will raise him myself,” Malis says. “When I saw him, I loved him already.” Police rounded up the 33 women in late June during a raid on an illegal surrogacy ring. A Chinese national and four Cambodian women were arrested and charged under Cambodia’s anti-trafficking law.

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