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USA: buying your baby

On 9 April, New York became one of the last states to legalise payment to women to be ‘gestational carriers’ (a surrogate mother who gives birth to a child to whom she is not biologically related).

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The legislation was smuggled into the state budget along with other non-fiscal measures. This meant it bypassed groups who would have protested it coming into law.