Surrogacy Law Reform project

Surrogacy Law Reform project


Project on Surrogacy Law Reform

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The UK's surrogacy laws are over 30 years old and in serious need of updating. KLS's Kirsty Horsey works on projects towards law reform, including the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform, whose November 2015 report made key recommendations for policymakers

 

Media Coverage

 

News sites/journals

The UK Surrogacy Podcast http://surrogacyuk.libsyn.com/ep-6-the-legal-lowdown

Family Law ‘Landmark report shines light on the practice of surrogacy in the UK and calls for legal reform’ http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/landmark-report-shines-light-on-the-practice-of-surrogacy-in-the-uk-and-calls-for-legal-reform
And also ‘Dispelling myths about surrogacy in the UK and the need for reform: report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on surrogacy law reform’ http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/dispelling-myths-about-surrogacy-in-the-uk-and-the-need-for-reform-report-of-the-surrogacy-uk-working-group-on-surrogacy-law-reform

BioNews ''Myth busting' report on UK surrogacy calls for legal reform’ http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_588211.asp and 'What should we do about surrogacy in the UK?' http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_594597.asp

The Guardian ‘The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid?’ http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/21/surrogacy-in-the-uk

Medical News Today ‘Landmark report exposes the myths about UK surrogacy’ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/302953.php

Family Law week ‘Report calls for urgent legal reform for surrogacy’ http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed151427

Local Family Law Attorneys (USA) (http://localfamilylawattorneys.com/family-law-attorney/dispelling-myths-about-surrogacy-in-the-uk-and-the-need-for-reform-report-of-the-surrogacy-uk-working-group-on-surrogacy-law-reform/)

Medical Xpress ‘Landmark report exposes the myths about UK surrogacy’ http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-11-landmark-exposes-myths-uk-surrogacy.html

British Medical Journal (BMJ) 'UK should change law on surrogacy to help commissioning parents, report says' http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h6302

The Times (subscriber access only) 'Surrogacy in the UK: time for legal reform?' http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article4623546.ece

The Brief (by The Times) 'Wide support for greater legal clarity over surrogacy' - can be viewed online here

South Wales Argus 'She has changed our lives - couple's praise for Gwent surrogate mum' http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/14103085.She_has_changed_our_lives___couple_s_praise_for_Gwent_surrogate_mum/

Family Law Week Surrogacy Law Update January 2016, http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed158263

Herts and Essex Fertility UK surrogacy report urges changes to surrogacy law http://www.hertsandessexfertility.com/uk-surrogacy-report-urges-changes-to-surrogacy-law/

Medical News Today 'Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical' http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/309979.php

 

Blogs/comment

Brilliant Beginnings ‘Survey published, recommending legal reform and pre-birth orders for UK surrogacy’ http://www.brilliantbeginnings.co.uk/blog/survey-published-recommending-legal-reform-and-pre-birth-orders-for-uk-surrogacy

Marilyn Stowe ‘UK surrogates reject commercialisation’ http://www.marilynstowe.co.uk/2015/11/23/uk-surrogates-reject-commercialisation/.

 

Contact us

To find out more information about the project please contact KLSResearch@kent.ac.uk

For project enquiries please email Kirsty Horsey: K.Horsey@kent.ac.uk


Banner artwork by Lucy Birkbeck @lucy_birkbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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