Left-Greens Oppose Legalisation Of Surrogacy In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Left-Greens Oppose Legalisation Of Surrogacy In Iceland

Published February 20, 2013

Nine women representing the Left-Green Movement have made a resolution to be tabled at the party’s congress next weekend opposing the legalization of surrogacy in Iceland, Vísir reports.
Following the 2010 case of an Icelandic couple who had hired a surrogate in India and faced a litany of legal troubles in bringing the infant back to Iceland once the child was born, the Minister of Welfare appointed a working group to investigate the option of legalizing surrogacy in Iceland and to prepare a bill authorizing the practice. The working group is still at work, however.
The women representing the Left-Greens have now said on the matter “Allowing surrogacy in Iceland would be to accept the idea that it’s okay to use the body of another as a means of achieving your goal. We cannot accept such a vision of the person.”
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