Saturday, December 22, 2007
Via The Plain Dealer:
Women who agree to carry a surrogate pregnancy when the egg involved is not theirs have no parental rights over the child after it is born, a sharply split Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
In a case that questioned the legality of a contract involving a Kirtland man, the justices said Ohio laws that prohibit parents from dissolving their parental responsibilities through financial agreements do not apply in such situations.
The case began when a Cleveland State University professor sued a Pennsylvania woman for breaching a contract after she bore triplets for him but then refused to give up custody of the children as they had agreed.