Results for - Surrogacy Battle

1,724 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you heard about the surrogate mother who is suing the biological father because he wanted her to abort one of the babies she was carrying?

Yes
12%
202 votes
No
76%
1,314 votes
Undecided
4%
64 votes
Not Applicable
8%
144 votes

2. Melissa Cook, age 47, was paid $33,000 by the man, named only as C.M. in the suit, to carry one child, plus an additional $6,000 for any other embryos that took. Cook was implanted with 3 embryos (CM's sperm and the eggs of a 20-year-old donor) and surprisingly all three took. CM reportedly immediately began to put pressure on Cook to "reduce", as he didn't want more than 2 babies, "for financial reasons". Do you think, since CM is paying her to carry his babies, he has a right to tell her to abort one of them?

Yes
12%
202 votes
No
51%
871 votes
Undecided
24%
420 votes
Not Applicable
13%
231 votes

3. Cook claims that CM told her she would suffer financially for not following his wishes. Cook is now suing CM. CM's lawyer says that their contract had a clause stipulating that CM could ask her to abort one of the babies. But now Cook is refusing, and her lawyer claims that California's surrogacy laws are unconstitutional. Do you think Cook should have to honor her contract? Or do you think asking her to do so violates her rights?

She needs to honor her contract.
16%
277 votes
These surrogacy rules are unfair, and she should not be made to abort.
34%
578 votes
I'm not sure.
31%
538 votes
n/a
18%
314 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
17 votes

4. Cook now apparently wants to keep the 3rd baby. Do you think this sounds like a good solution?

Yes
44%
765 votes
No
13%
229 votes
Undecided
28%
479 votes
Not Applicable
15%
251 votes

5. Would you ever considering being a surrogate?

Yes, but only for someone I knew
7%
129 votes
Yes, for anyone
4%
69 votes
No
55%
946 votes
I already have been!
1%
19 votes
I'm not sure.
9%
157 votes
n/a
23%
404 votes
01/09/2016 Parenting 1724 42 By: MamaV1776

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