Legislating for surrogacy presents a rights paradox for the government
Concerns about the potential exploitation of women in overseas commercial surrogacy arrangements have caused the government’s efforts to legislate on the issue to grind to a halt
Ask two seemingly similar questions to various members of government, and you are likely to get two very different answers.
If you ask whether Irish children born through international surrogacy should have the same full legal relationship with their intending parents as all other Irish children do with their natural parents, then the answer is likely to be a fairly unanimous “yes”. Currently in Ireland, there is no route to full legal parentage for the ...