‘As the surrogate, legally I had every right to walk out of the hospital with that baby’

A long-awaited bill, which is due to be published this autumn, will for the first time create a regulatory framework around surrogacy and IVF in Ireland but behind the scenes, the legislation has run into trouble

Becky Loftus, who acted as a surrogate for two of her friends, photographed with her son Brian. Picture: Barry Cronin