Commercial surrogacy: lifting legal restrictions is the moral thing to do to help people trying to have babies

Hugh McLachlan

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Abstract

When it comes to the controversial issue of surrogate motherhood – and, in particular, payment for such services – the law in the UK needs to be reviewed. So says Sir James Munby, the most senior judge in the Family Division in England and Wales until his retirement in 2017.

Many others including myself have been arguing this for years. It is a commonly held view – often repeated in the media – that commercial surrogate motherhood is illegal and that payment to a surrogate mother is a criminal offence. This is not the case.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • surrogate motherhood
  • family law

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