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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: 11 de enero, by Daniel Lobo on Flickr
Photo Credit: 11 de enero, by Daniel Lob
Cherie Blair (baby at 45),
Madonna (2nd baby at 41),
Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown - babies at 40 and 42),
Jane Seymour (twins at 44),
J K Rowling (baby at 37 and 39),
Patricia Hodge (twins in her 40s),
Emma Thompson (baby at 40),
z Hurley (baby at 36),
Susan Sarandon (baby at 46),
Mimi Rogers (baby at 45),
Iman (baby at 44),
Jerry Hall (baby at 41),
Annette Bening (baby at 41),
Brooke Shields (baby at 37 and 40),
Cheryl Tiegs (twins at 52),
Caroline Quentin (baby at 39 and 42),
Sarah Lancashire (baby at 38),
Mariella Frostrup (baby at 39),
Geena Davis (baby at 46),
Courtney Cox Arquette (baby at almost 40),
Julianne Moore (baby at 37 and 41),
Helen Hunt (baby at 40),
Helen Fielding (baby at 46 and 48),
Meera Syal (baby at 43),
Holly Hunter (twins at 47),
Sian Williams (expecting baby at 41),
Jennifer Beals (baby at 40),
Sarah Edwards (baby at 46),
Beverly D'Angelo (twins at 49),
Fiona Fullerton (daughter at 39),
arah Jessica Parker (baby at 37),
Elle Macpherson (baby at 39),
Anna Nichol Smith (pregnant at 38).

Image: The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception, by Debora L. Spar. Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2006)-The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
by Debora L. Spar

-- Despite legislation that claims to prohibit it, there is a thriving market for babies spreading across the globe.

Fueled by rapid advances in reproductive medicine and the desperate desires of millions of would-be parents, the acquisition of children—whether through donated eggs, rented wombs, or cross-border adoption — has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has left science, law, ethics, and commerce deeply at odds.

In The Baby Business, Debora Spar argues that it is time to acknowledge the commercial truth about reproduction and to establish a standard that governs its transactions.

In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account, she combines pioneering research and interviews with the industry's top reproductive scientists and trailblazers to provide a first glimpse at how the industry works: who the baby-makers are, who makes money, how prices are set, and what defines the clientele.

Fascinating stories illustrate the inner workings of market segments--including stem cell research, surrogacy, egg swapping, designer babies, adoption, and human cloning -- as Spar explores the moral and legal challenges that industry players must address.

The first purely commercial look at an industry that deals in humanity's most intimate issues, this book challenges us to consider the financial promise and ethical perils we'll face as the baby business moves inevitably forward.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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