Friday, 28 November 2014

Thai set to ban commercial surrogacy

After a brief lull,Thai Surrogacy is again back in the news
Thailand`s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted following allegations an Australian couple abandoned a baby with Down`s syndrome, a legislator said Friday.
A draft bill -- which would see anyone profiting off surrogacy given a maximum ten year prison sentence -- passed its first reading in the country`s military-stacked Parliament on Thursday, legislator Wallop Tungkananurak said.
"We want to put an end to this idea in foreigners` minds that Thailand is a baby factory," he told AFP.
"The bill was adopted with overwhelming support."