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Poll: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned in Ireland?

It is legal in some states in the US.

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NEW SURROGACY LAWS will see paid-for, or commercial, surrogacy banned in Ireland.

The government is to prepare a new law regulating surrogacy for the first time, and the heads of bill says that commercial surrogacy will be outlawed.

Non-commercial, or altruistic, surrogacy will be allowed.

In the USA, surrogacy laws vary by state. In some, commercial surrogacy is legal. It’s illegal in Australia, while both commercial and altruistic surrogacy is illegal in France and Finland, for example.

Generally, women are reimbursed for expenses in altruistic surrogacy but do not get a lump sum payment.

What do you think: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned?

Poll Results:

Yes (1865)
No (1495)
I don't know (526)

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