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Framing gestation: assistance, delegation, and beyond

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  • This is with the exception of, of course, ‘carers monitoring an artificial placenta’ for example, as Romanis points out in her paper. While there is no doubt there may be multiple agents who assist and provide ‘labour’ in this sense, they arguably lack a comparable candidacy for gestational parenthood relative to, say, a surrogate.

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