Article Title:NZ: Gay surrogate dads withdraw proposal
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:18th May 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1866
Text:The two gay men who sought ethics approval to become surrogate parents have backed off, due to prejudice against them and the way their proposal was made public. They say the system requiring them to seek approval was fundamentally discriminatory. "A single woman can get pregnant with the assistance of a fertility clinic and use the donor of her choice. Even a lesbian couple is not subject to such scrutiny." The men had hoped to have a child through artificial insemination of the sister of one of them. They have complained to the ethics committee about potentially identifying details about the case being leaked, saying that they were mortified that such a personal matter had become public.    
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