Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stem Cell Research Suspected in Thailand Surrogacy Baby Factory

The discovery of a “surrogacy baby factory” in Bangkok, with at least nine infants fathered by the same wealthy Japanese businessman, has caused some Thai officials to fear foul play in the form of stem cell harvesting from the infants, according to The Nation.

Former minister of Social Development and Human Security, Paveena Hongsakul, led the police raid. The Nation reports that she urged police to investigate further for the possibility that the babies were bred for the extraction of their spinal cord stem cells—a procedure that can result in death.
The family attorneys at Chaninat and Leeds are experts on Thailand paternity law and have represented clients seeking to establish paternity in Thailand Family Courts.
The babies are reportedly between 15 and 50 days old and, according to Hongsakul, most of them don’t have Asian features and look Caucasian.

Read the full story here.

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