New laws promised to protect rights of children and parents in international surrogacy

The government is hopeful of introducing a regulatory framework having accepted that the practice is being availed of by Irish citizens already

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
29th August, 2021
New laws promised to protect rights of children and parents in international surrogacy
The Assisted Human Reproduction Bill, which is due to be published before the end of the year, will create a regulatory framework around surrogacy and many aspects of assisted reproduction for the first time. Picture: Getty

The government is working to overcome legal and ethical obstacles to protect the rights of children and parents who avail of international surrogacy, the Business Post has learned.

The Assisted Human Reproduction Bill, which is due to be published before the end of the year, will create a regulatory framework around surrogacy and many aspects of assisted reproduction for the first time.

In the general scheme of the bill published in 2017, international surrogacy, where...

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