In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

NPR, April 18, 2017
by Lauren Frayer

[...] By the 1990s, 1 percent of Portugal's population was hooked on heroin. It was one of the w...

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Charlie Gard case: Doctors can withdraw baby’s life support

BBC News, April 11, 2017

Doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents...

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Also Made in Mexico

New York Times, March 31, 2017
by Sarah Varney

TIJUANA, Mexico — The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling borde...

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In Pausing Human Research On Zika, Medical Ethicists Acknowledge A Dark Past

WBUR, March 21, 2017
by Paul C. McLean, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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That’s why ethics review of human subject research matters. This NIH panel...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

New York Times, March 19, 2017
by Rick Gladstone

When the leader of the United Nations apologized to Haitians for the cholera epi...

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People With HIV Are Panicking Due To Tanzania’s Crackdown On Gays

NPR, March 15, 2017
by Amy Fallon

[...] Last August, the justice minister suspended HIV prevention programs, funded by the U.S.,...

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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

Northeastern University School of Law, April 14, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose pot...

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Durham Police to give drug addicts heroin in bid to cut crime

BBC News, March 7, 2017

Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to...

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$190 Million Raised To Fill Aid Gap Left By Trump’s Abortion Rule

NPR, March 2, 2017
by Nurith Aizenman

At a conference in Brussels on Thursday, more than a dozen nations and private funders pledged a com...

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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Traveling for Assisted Suicide

In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Michael J. Cholbi, ed.), Praeger, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanas...

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Trump’s travel ban rattles medical residency programs

Politico Pulse, January 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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Trump's order on regulations is a 'terrible idea' for rulemaking.&nbs...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Israeli couple wins right to produce and raise grandchild from fallen soldier son’s sperm

Times of Israel, November 16, 2016
by Renee Ghert-Zand, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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[...] According to Harvard University law professor I. Glenn Cohen,&nbs...

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Health Law Workshop: Trudo Lemmens

Monday, November 07, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation: "While Canada Ventures into Legalized Medical Assistance in Dying, What Can It Learn f... Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

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Radio Sputnik Interview: Medical Tourism

Radio Sputnik, August 19, 2016
by Interview with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

As health care costs continue to rise in the United States, more and more Americans are now opting f...

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The Summer Olympics And The Zika Virus — Is It Safe To Hold The Games In Brazil?

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 1, 2016
by Jim Braude, interviewing Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch

Olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro might come home with more than just a medal.  Some pub...

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150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

Washington Post, May 27, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a...

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Fertility Tourism: Options and Ethics

Creating A Family Radio, February 24, 2016
by Dawn Davenport, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Description

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What should you consider when going abroad (or coming to the United States) for fertil...

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Global Tobacco Control as a Public Health and Human Rights Imperative

Monday, February 08, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Hauser 102
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a talk by Professors Howard Kyongju Koh and Harold Hongju Koh regarding the battl...

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NAM Releases Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Bill of Health Blog, February 3, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>From the Part II post: 
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My last post was a summary of the NAM’s Recom...
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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity

University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2015
by Alicia Ely Yamin (Global Health and Human Rights Initiative Fellow Alumna)

“A brilliant, highly readable, and moving book.” -Philip Alston, UN Special Rapport...

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2017 Brocher Foundation Residencies
Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: February 14, 2016

Our call for proposals for the 2017 residencies is still open! Don't miss this op...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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In biomedical research, the analysis of large d...

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Le tourisme médical, entre risques et espoirs

ICI Radio-Canada (in French), December 6, 2015
by Anne-Diandra Louarn, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

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« Les Canadiens sont en général fiers de leur syst...

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The Non-Spaces of Medical Tourism

Harvard Design Magazine, S/S 2015, No. 40
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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I spent the last six years as a strange kind of tourist. I traveled the globe vis...

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Research Assistants, International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Deadline: November 03, 2015

The MRCT Center of BWH and Harvard is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

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Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Will clinical trial data disclosure reduce incentives to develop new uses of drugs?

Nature Biotechnology, July 2015, Vol. 33, No. 7
by W Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus) & Timo Minssen (past Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus ;Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the&nbs...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Directo;I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the&...

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

>Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regul... Read More

Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

>Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adashi... Read More

Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in Februar...

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal

>Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective ;(Oxford University Press,... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Kapczynski's presentation, "Order Without Intellectual Property Law:  The Flu Net...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billi...

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract

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Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics...

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? L...

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Program Manager
Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The mission of the MRCT Center at Harvard is to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi-...

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Online Launch of Medical Travel Show

International Medical Travel Journal, January 7, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Medical Travel Show is a serial podcast of interviews with international medical and wellness to...

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. 

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example...

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Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard

Deadline: December 23, 2014

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center...

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Traveling patients, traveling disease

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more spe...

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science, Ethics, and Democracy
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Deadline: February 15, 2015

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The Edmond J. Safra Center at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications f...

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Traveling Overseas for Medical Care

WOSU (NPR), December 10, 2014
by All Sides with Ann Fisher, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and i...

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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the sand...

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ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum
American Society of International Law

Deadline: November 06, 2014

>Date: ;November 6 - 8, 2014

Location: Chicago, IL 

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Natio…

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Most of the discussion of market or non-market forms...

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Newsmax Panel: Experimental Ebola Drugs Have Run Out

Newsmax TV, October 6, 2014
by America's Forum, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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[...] The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas is not receiving an experim...

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2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Deadline: January 06, 2015

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications fo...

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics
New York University Abu Dhabi

Deadline: November 05, 2014

>New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-tra...

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2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Deadline: December 23, 2014

>The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its...

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A Fuller Picture of Organ Markets

The American Journal of Bioethics, September 17, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

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[...] A different problem with the reliance on the Iranian data is tha...

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Health Law Workshop: Anup Malani

Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Download the Paper: "The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation

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Anup Malan;is the Lee and Bre...

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues

PBS.org, September 9, 2014
by Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with PBS.org, Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to di...

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Some Insurance Companies Ask Their Customers to Cross the Border for Care

New Republic, July 7, 2014
by Adam Teicholz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new piece in ;New Republic ;on the practic...

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Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Deadline: July 14 - 18, 2014

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University...

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Stem Cell Therapies

Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, 2014
by Adam C. Berger, Sarah H. Beachy, and Steve Olson, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Stem cells offer tremendous promise for advancing health and medicine. Whether being used to replace...

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Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
by Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Health...

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The “Problem” with the European Problem/Solution Approach to Inventive Step

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Wegner's Writings, February 24, 2014
by Harold C. Wegner, reviewing Timo Minssen (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar)

>From the review: Patent applicants seeking to gain global patent protection beyond their home c... Read More

Undocumented Injustice?

NEJM, February 13, 2014
by Michael J. Young, M.Phil. (Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow), and Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Quelino Jimenez came to the United States at 18 years of age, seeking work to provide financial supp...

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NEW BOOK: Science and Technology in International Economic Law

Routledge, 2014
by Bryan Mercurio and Kuei-Jung Ni (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar), editors

Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the continued development of internat...

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These Two Americans Want Babies Through Indian Surrogates.

The New Republic, December 10, 2013
by Jennifer Kirby, citing I. Glenn Cohen

[...] An estimated 2,000 foreign babies are born to Indian surrogates each year, according to r...

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