Sunday 22 October 2017

Mary Wingfield: Surrogacy ruling will have disastrous fallout if we don't legislate right away

I WRITE on behalf of the Irish Fertility Society which represents the majority of doctors, nurses, scientists, counsellors and administration staff working in the area of fertility treatment in Ireland.

We welcome the decision in the recent surrogacy case which recognises the commissioning parents (the couple who wished to conceive via surrogacy and who in this case provided the sperm and eggs) as the legal parents of the twins born.

However, we have serious reservations regarding some of the reasoning behind the decision and its possible implications for other fertility treatments in this country.

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