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Leo Varadkar Says Commercial Surrogacy Will Be Banned

(Irish Times) – Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said “altruistic” surrogacy will be allowed under new legislation but commercial surrogacy will banned. Mr Varadkar acknowledged that some countries had banned surrogacy but the Government had taken a view that it should be permitted in Ireland.“But only on an altruistic basis, not as a commercial operation, not for money or for profit by anyone,” he said.

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