No Maternity Traffic rallies against surrogacy at the Council of Europe

As the date for an important meeting at the Council of Europe approaches regarding surrogacy, a delegation from No Maternity Traffic presented a petition on March 10, 2016 signed by European citizens and requesting universal prohibition of surrogacy.

On March 15 in Paris, the Committee on Social Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly will meet to examine a draft resolution on surrogacy. If this resolution is voted in its’ current state, it could lead to the liberalization of surrogacy on an international scale.

To oppose this dangerous tendency, the collective group No Maternity Traffic officially presented this European petition with 107,967 signatures to call for prohibition of all forms of surrogacy.

Caroline Roux, Director of VITA International and member of the No Maternity Traffic delegation, emphasizes the importance for citizens to rally against this practice which represents a serious transgression against the rights of women and children, and the responsibility of the Council of Europe which is supposed to protect and promote Human Rights.

This is why the collective group, No Maternity Traffic, of which VITA is an active supporter, is organizing next March 15, the day the Committee meets, a gathering and a press conference in front of the Office of the Council of Europe where the vote on surrogacy will be held in private proceedings. Rally starting at 8/30, in front of 55 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16th district (Boissière Metro Station).