Pay for sperm donors and surrogate mothers?
Tuesday, 27 march 2018 21:55
Tuesday, 27 march, 2018 21:57
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OTTAWA-A member of the liberal Party of Canada (LPC) has claimed, on Tuesday, the decriminalization of the compensation of sperm donors and surrogate mothers.
The mp for montreal Anthony Housefather plans to present a draft law in this direction soon.
It ensures that the current law prevents many couples from having children. “I don’t see a big problem if a woman decides that this represents an economic contribution. It is a decision that the woman will take with the advice of a lawyer […]. If this is not a decision a third party who will force the woman to do it, if it is a decision of the woman, me, I don’t have a problem,” he said during a press conference.
It is forbidden for the moment to pay a surrogate mother in Canada. Anyone who commits this offence can be hit up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.
The minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor does not seem to be opposed to the idea of the evolution of the law.
“I’m open, but it is sure that you should see the details of such a bill, she informed. We recognize that this is an option that many Canadians believe.”
“Instinct, paying for the exchange of human tissues, there has been a reluctance, but I would very much like to see the text of the law before responding in a categorical way”, for his part, explained the mp néodémocrate Alexandre Boulerice.