Israeli Court Urges Lesbian Couple to Go Abroad for Birth by Surrogacy

Some justices urged the women to agree to a last-minute Health Ministry compromise, but the couple rejected the move, arguing that the law is discriminatory against homosexuals.

An expanded seven-justice panel of the High Court of Justice heard the case Tuesday of a lesbian couple seeking to have a child by surrogacy in Israel instead of needing to get the procedure done overseas. Members of the panel urged them to accept a Health Ministry offer to have part of the procedure performed in Israel, but the couple rejected the overture and are now awaiting the final...