Israel’s High Court Rules Against Surrogacy Law Excluding Single Men and Gay Couples

By Netael Bandel, Lee Yaron, and Johnathan Lis | Haaretz | February 28, 2020

For years, LGBTQ rights advocates in Israel have been fighting to broaden surrogacy rights. On February 20th, the High Court of Justice ruled that an existing bill prohibiting single men and gay couples from accessing surrogacy was unconstitutional. As this article explains, the state now has one year to amend the law.

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Former Surrogate Mom Responds to New Surrogacy Bill

By Miranda Paige | Dakota News Now | January 30, 2020

Advocates for limiting commercial surrogacy are speaking out in favor of a South Dakota bill that would make the practice a misdemeanor. As this article reports, one primary concern is that “people will take medical risks with their own health and life because they need the money.”

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Bill That Would Ban Commercial Surrogacy in SD Passes Through Committee

By Shannon Marvel | Inforum | January 29, 2020

House Bill 1096 would make brokering a surrogacy contract a Class 1 misdemeanor. It would also make any commercial surrogacy contract, whether entered into in South Dakota or any other state, unenforceable and void in South Dakota.

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NHS ‘Should Not Pay’ for US Surrogacy After Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Owen Bowcott | The Guardian | December 16, 2019

A woman in the UK has lost her case against a London hospital that, she claims, should compensate her for the costs associated with making commercial surrogacy arrangements in the United States. While the hospital does acknowledge responsibility for the cancer misdiagnosis that led to her infertility, the UK Supreme Court found that payment for commercial surrogacy should not be awarded because commercial surrogacy is not legal in England.

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India Poised To Restrict Surrogate Pregnancies – Analysis

By Neeta Lal | EurasiaReview | October 27, 2019

India is poised to pass a bill that will outlaw commercial surrogacy and impose restrictions on altruistic surrogacy that exclude single people and same-sex couples. This comprehensive article breaks down the perspectives offered by both supporters and critics of the bill.

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Delhi: Surrogate Hides Health Information, Dies Bearing Twins

By Durgesh Nandan Jha | The Times of India | September 30, 2019

A tragic case in India illustrates why many medical practitioners hope the Surrogacy Regulation Bill will ultimately become law. Union health minister describes regulating surrogacy as “the need of the hour” and estimates that between 2,000 and 3,000 surrogacy clinics are operating illegally in the country currently.

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