Lawmaker’s Resignation Raises Questions of ‘Pro-Life Approach’ to IVF, Surrogacy

December 11, 2017

(Washington Post) – The explanation that Rep. Trent Franks gave in announcing his resignation this week centered on a House Ethics Committee investigation that he said was prompted by his discussions of surrogacy with two female subordinates. His statement turned a spotlight on the often medically complex world of infertility treatment, which many abortion opponents also consider ethically fraught. And the glare could intensify, with a former staff member alleging that the Arizona Republican offered her $5 million if she would bear his child.

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