Should surrogate motherhood be banned?
In either case the surrogate’s own egg will be used....
Also highlighted by the report is the overwhelming support (75% of survey respondents) for legal reform in order better to represent how UK surrogacy works in practice. The report shows that both surrogates and intended parents want to remove the legal uncertainty over parenthood at the point of birth. At the moment legal parenthood rests with the surrogate at birth. The intended parents must apply after birth for a parental order, which can take several months. In the meantime they have no legal rights and the child is left in legal limbo. The report finds that 69% of surrogates are opposed to being able to change their mind about giving a baby back to its intended parents. Only 5% believe that a surrogate should be able to change her mind at any point.
There are many legal issues surrounding surrogacy
Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children of their own.1 A surrogate mother is a woman who carries the child, usually for an infertile couple.
A guide to Australia's surrogacy laws - Essential Baby
According to a by MSNBC on March 26, 2009, Stephen Conley, Ph.D., executive director of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the issue of surrogacy. "…just about split the AASECT board years ago. They could not get consensus. Some people were strongly in favor and some worried about legal implications." As a result AASECT never adopted a formal policy one way or the other.
Australian children born to surrogate mothers in legal limbo
We urge the UK Government law and policy makers to consider our recommendations and make much needed change to the legal framework governing surrogacy. Namely:
Legalising commercial surrogacy in Australia won't …
According to the report, published by Surrogacy UK, and written by Dr Kirsty Horsey (a legal academic who has been researching surrogacy and the law for over 18 years), far fewer Britons seek surrogacy overseas than had been previously thought. This dispels the myth that international surrogacy has become commonplace for intended parents from the UK.