I don't think true binding contracts can be made when it concerns someone's physical body. The parents can add that in all they want, but no one will ever hold down a woman and force her to have an abortion because she signed a contract.
In my opinion, the couple seeking surrogacy should be aware of this and understand that even though they can express their wishes, a woman when actually faced with abortion may not be able to go through with it. When dealing with surrogacy it is just one of the risks that you have to take.
I think the woman is a really smurffy person, she knew what they wanted in case that happened, and she went with it anyway. She wouldn't take care of the baby, with the medical costs, the pain of seeing the girl in pain, and so on.
The whole story is just... no. How can you put a couple through that?
<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" I think it is incredibly smurffy. She was offered $10,000 to abort, she countered with $15,000....then ... [snip!] ... to be a surrogate, plus delivered the baby in a different state and the baby was placed in foster care. Smurfing ridiculous."</blockquote>
Not in foster care, the woman found a home for the girl. It was a couple who helped her find a way to keep the baby and understand what she is going through.
Smurffy or not, the original parents still go and see the little girl so it sounds like everyone is happy and thankful.