What are our surrogacy laws?

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August 4, 2014 0 comments

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Surrogacy is back in the news, with the case of the Australian couple refusing to take a boy who was born with Down’s syndrome making headlines across the world. The case has led to calls for changes in the law on surrogacy. But just what are our surrogacy laws? Before I begin, just a quick…

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Surrogacy group fears international ban in Australia

August 4, 2014 0 comments

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An advocacy group in Australia fears the country will ban international surrogacy following a case involving a child with Down’s syndrome in Thailand. After paying a Thai woman $15,000 to have their children, an Australian couple refused to take the boy home due to his condition. It is currently illegal to pay for a surrogate…

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Canadian MP wants legal payment for surrogate mothers

June 3, 2014 1 comment

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A Canadian MP is attempting to make payments to surrogate mothers legal. The bill which would remove the current prohibition was introduced by Independent MP Dean Del Mastro. Canadian law, more specifically the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, says that a commercial incentive for surrogacy is “for health and ethical reasons, a crime”. Del Mastro claims…

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