24 Feb '11, 11am

Police free 13 Vietnamese women from illegal baby farm in Thailand

BANGKOK - THIRTEEN Vietnamese women, seven of them pregnant, have been rescued from an 'illegal and inhuman' surrogate baby breeding ring in Thailand, officials said on Thursday. Police said the company, called Baby 101, received orders by email or via agents from childless couples and in some instances the male partner would provide sperm to inseminate the women. 'This is illegal and inhuman. In some cases it looks like they were raped,' said Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, who added that those carrying children would be cared for in a private hospital. The Vietnamese women, some of whom were offered thousands of dollars per baby, were held in two houses in Bangkok and had had their passports confiscated. The women were freed after they were able to send an email to the Vietnamese embassy, which tipped off Thai authorities. 'Nine of the women said they had volu...

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