A Russian MP opposes all commercial aspects relating to surrogacy

Publié le : 28 April 2014

 Yelena Mizulina, Head of the Committee for Family, Women and Children and Duma (Russian Parliament) MP is calling for a ban on remuneration for surrogate mothers. She stresses that remunerating women to carry other people’s children is an odious practice that severely impacts upon the traditional values of Russian family life.

Yelena Mizulina pointed out: “surrogate mothers have virtually no rights at the present time. Their health is not legally protected, maternity leave is still open-ended and it has not been established who should be entitled to maternity leave – the surrogate mother or the biological mother“. 

1,000 babies were born through surrogacy in Russia in 2012. According to current legislation, the women must be between 20 and 35 years old with at least one child. They are also required to undergo a series of tests. 

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