Dr. Avner Hershlag, Chief of the Center for Human Reproduction of North Shore University Hospital, writes:
I strongly object to Dr. Andreas G. Tzakis’s characterization of gestational carriers as 'a class of people who rent their uterus.' This is an insult to our patients and the women, often close relatives, who carry a baby for them. This experience has brought out the best in these families, with so much love and compassion in the utmost act of giving.
"As long as a woman who carries a pregnancy for another woman is ready to take on the usual risks of pregnancy, this existing widely used method should weigh against the experimental transplantation."