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Most Favor Surrogacy, but Not for Convenience, Survey Finds

November 18, 1987|Associated Press

NEW YORK — A majority of adults believe that using a surrogate mother to have a baby is acceptable but they overwhelmingly oppose surrogacy for convenience, according to a poll for Parents magazine.

Fifteen percent approved of surrogate motherhood under any circumstances and 43% said a married woman should use a surrogate only in certain circumstances. Thirty-two percent of those polled opposed it under any circumstances. Nine percent were not sure.

The magazine said its poll was conducted by telephone among 1,002 adults with equal numbers of men and women. Sixty-nine percent were married, 10% separated or divorced, 7% widowed and 13% never married. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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