Campaign group ‘extremely concerned’ about criminal sanctions in new surrogacy law

Using Ukraine for surrogacy services while the country is at war will be criminal offence under new Irish law

Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health: a new section of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill is to be drafted to deal with international surrogacy. Picture: RollingNews

Campaigners have said they are “extremely concerned” about proposals to introduce criminal sanctions for Irish people who do not comply with new laws to regulate international commercial surrogacy.

The Business Post reported on Wednesday that Irish people who choose to use Ukraine as a surrogacy destination despite the country being at war will face criminal sanction under a new law being drafted by the government.

The Assisted Human Reproduction Bill (AHR) has already been published ...