Woman Becomes Surrogate Mom To Pay For Husband's Surgery

As the economy tanks, more women are turning to surrogacy to make some extra cash. CBS talked to several surrogate moms in an article yesterday, but one stands out:

Gina Scanlon is a 42-year-old portrait painter and mom of three, who's been a surrogate once before. She's beginning the process a second time "in part because her husband Brian needs expensive surgery." Surrogacy can be a great thing for families (like the proud dads pictured with Scanlon above), and some women look on it as a job like any other. Still, it's a little disturbing that we live in a country where a woman has to carry someone else's baby to pay for her husband's medical care. You're going to fix this, right Barack? [CBS]