Israel legalises surrogate motherhood

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:729
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

    A bill legalising surrogate motherhood and setting down strict controls and limitations has been passed by Israel's parliament a day after regulations barring the practice expired by order of the High Court of Justice.

    The controversial bill, which was several years in the making, was described by health minister Dr Ephraim Sneh as “a medical and legislative breakthrough.” In an odd coalition, most of the opponents …

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