Advocates to present request to Dáil for bill to include international surrogacy

Groups will present a letter to government amid reports that assisted reproduction law will apply only to ‘domestic, altruistic surrogacy’

Rosanna Davison said the “heartbreaking reality” was that she was not legally recognised as her daughter’s mother. Davison had her first baby through surrogacy in Ukraine.Picture:

Urgent legislation on international surrogacy will be demanded by advocacy groups who plan to present a letter to the government at a demonstration outside the Dáil on Tuesday.

The letter to the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste, and the Ministers for Health, Justice and Children is in response to a Business Post report last week, which revealed that international surrogacy would not be provided for under the forthcoming assisted human reproduction (AHR) bill.

The advocacy groups will ...