Ukraine's booming surrogacy market, travel ban waivers and abortion around the world post-Kennedy

June 28, 2018

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Kateryna (not her real name) lives in a rural village in Ukraine. She decided to become a surrogate so she could get ahead and earn extra money.


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Today, we ask what impact will the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have on the future of abortion rights in the US — and worldwide? Plus, we get an update on a wrenching audio recording of a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who remains in immigration officials' custody without her parents. And, our series on the global surrogacy industry takes us to Ukraine where a booming surrogate baby business raises ethical questions for the surrogate mothers.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Blue Print
Artist: Imhotep
Label: EMI Import
Artist: Apocalyptica
Label: Decca
Artist: E*Vax
Label: Audio Dregs Records
Artist: The Shaolin Afronauts
Label: Freestyle Records

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