Bill allowing surrogacy for Israeli singles, gay couples passes first hurdle
Health Ministry fears expanding surrogacy law will create a competitive market, creating a 'wombs for hire' profession for poor women.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday an amendment to the surrogacy law which would allow same-sex couples and singles to have babies through surrogacy. The current law stipulates that only heterosexual couples may arrange to have a surrogate bear a child for them; all others are forced to go abroad for surrogacy. Approval from the committee is only one step along...
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