Medvedev urged to develop legislation about surrogacy

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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged to develop legislation on surrogacy. On Wednesday, may 15, reports TASS.

He stressed that the current law does not give “the right answers, particularly when we are talking about people who want to become parents using surrogacy”.

“This practice becomes popular, but legislation that would take into account all the nuances yet. Therefore, some of the legislative ideas here expressed,” — said the head of government.

According to him, to leave this topic outside of legal regulation “is impossible”, at the same time it “creates a lot of legal and ethical problems.”

In March 2017, a member of the Council of Federation Anton Belyakov introduced to the state Duma a bill to ban in Russia surrogate motherhood. According to the author of the initiative, the provision of such services is made under a civil contract. This document establishes any and all rights and obligations of the parties but does not guarantee its strict compliance. As a result, according to the Senator, without legal protection remain and the surrogate mother and genetic parents, and children. The bill was rejected.

In December 2015, Senator Elena Mizulina suggested to equate commercial surrogacy in Russia to trafficking and jailing him for up to 10 years. According to her, the responsibility should only be involved intermediaries — commercial organizations. While she did not require complete ban of surrogacy, because in some cases this is the only opportunity for the couple to have a baby.

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