Karla Torres serves as Senior Human Rights Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights and leads the Center’s work on Assisted Reproduction in the U.S., which focuses on infertility and access to infertility care, including IVF, gestational surrogacy, and embryo personhood and custody disputes. Previously, Karla served as a Program Officer at Equality Now where she worked to expose human rights violations against women and girls in the Americas and to promote legal frameworks to protect against them. Earlier, she was the Assistant Director of the Reproductive Rights Initiative at the New Delhi-based Human Rights Law Network where she managed a national advocacy project to ensure the reproductive and sexual health and rights of children, adolescents, and women in India. Karla received her JD from American University’s Washington College of Law and her M.A. in International Politics from American’s School of International Service.
Family Rights for LGBTQIA+ Folks: U.S. Surrogacy and Parentage Laws