Israel high court allows surrogacy for same-sex couples

 

An article in BioNews states that the current law in Israel only permits heterosexual couples or single women who are unable to carry a pregnancy to access surrogacy, meaning that the only option for Israeli same-sex couples is to search for a surrogate in another country, which may be substantially more difficult and costly.

In a unanimous ruling, a panel of five judges said that current surrogacy laws 'disproportionately violate the right to equality and the right to parenthood of these groups and are illegal.'

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