Spain: Bioethics Committee calls for world-wide ban on surrogacy

1482143576_514982_1482163597_noticia_normal_recorte1.jpgIn Spain, the Bioethics Committee, a body advising the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Equality, has issued a report in which it calls for a world-wide prohibition of gestational surrogacy. The experts find that it is not sufficient to consider null and void all contracts on surrogacy, but call for a clear prohibition, including with extraterritorial effect. Only in this way, they say, can the phenomenon of “surrogacy tourism” to poor countries (such as Russia, Ukraine or India) be adequately addressed.