Surrogacy only criminalised in the context of trafficking under new proposals

European Parliament | October 11, 2023

The European Parliament Women’s Rights and Civil Liberties committees adopted Parliament’s draft position: they name surrogacy in cases of reproductive exploitation as a form of human trafficking. If a woman is recruited as a surrogate through threats, she would be considered a victim of trafficking and benefit from rights designated under these rules, while the traffickers would be prosecuted.

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EU-wide Recognition of Surrogacy and Same-Sex Parenthood Proposed

Blair Sowry | Progress | December 19, 2022

New regulation would compel EU member states to recognize parentage for LGBTQ and all families created through surrogacy in other member states. The intent is to support LGBTQ equality and rights of the child. But Poland may veto the proposal.

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