About 45,000 infants born by surrogate Russian moms have been taken overseas prior to now few years, lawmaker says.
Russia will quickly undertake a regulation barring foreigners from contracting Russian ladies to be surrogate moms for them.
Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the decrease home of Russia’s parliament, made the announcement on Sunday, the nation’s Mom’s Day.
Paid surrogacy is authorized in Russia, however the observe has been criticised by non secular teams as commercialising the delivery of kids.
“All the things have to be achieved to guard kids by prohibiting foreigners from utilizing the surrogacy service,” Volodin mentioned on the Telegram messaging app. “We are going to make this choice originally of December.”
He mentioned about 45,000 infants born by surrogate moms have been taken overseas prior to now few years. “Youngster trafficking is unacceptable,” he added.
Russian lawmakers handed the invoice practically unanimously in its first studying in Could.
If handed within the last, third, studying, it will likely be reviewed by the higher home of parliament and signed into regulation by President Vladimir Putin.