Thailand Moves To Outlaw Surrogate Services To Foreigners

February 20, 2015 3:12 PM

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Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua, poses last August with Gammy, then nine months old. The boy, who has Down Syndrome, was rejected by the Australian couple who contracted Pattaramon for the birth.

Thailand's parliament has given preliminary approval to a law that would make it illegal for women in the country to hire themselves out as surrogate mothers to would-be foreign parents. The legislation follows a series of high-profile scandals in the past year that have shed a negative light on the...

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