Medically Assisted Procreation

ART: How do Gamete Donations Affect Children?

Scientists from hospitals in Marseille, France have launched a survey to collect data on children born as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) with gamete donations. During the next 12 months, the Biomedical Agency and the Norbert Elias Center will...

Ambiguity on Surrogacy at ECHR

The Court of Cassation chose to request an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights on surrogacy, rather than follow the French law, which bans surrogacy. This represents an alarming signal for Alliance VITA. Until now, the authorities at the Council...

Spain Cracks Down on International Surrogacy

On February 13, the Spanish Consulate in Kiev refused to register babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Spain intends to dissuade its citizens from having recourse to this practice, which is a serious violation of human rights. A source from the Ministry of...

Delaying Pregnancy Becomes More Frequent in Developed World

On January 23, 2019, the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) published the research results by 2 scientists on late motherhood, which is occurring more and more frequently in the developed countries. In the 20th century, economic and social...

India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

On December 19, 2018, the House of Deputies in India, the Lok Sabha, adopted a bill prohibiting surrogacy. In order to protect women from being exploited, the draft law on “commercial” surrogacy has a provision for a jail term of up to 10 years. Since...

Compensation Paid to Brother for Siblings’ Disabilities

A decision has just been rendered by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Bordeaux, France on the delicate issue of paying compensation for the distress caused by the birth of a child whose disability was not detected during pregnancy due to a medical error....