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Surrogate Mothers ‘Like Adultery’ Says Turkish Religious Body

(New Zealand Herald) – Turkey’s top religious affairs council has spoken out against surrogate motherhood, saying the practice should be banned as it is contains elements of adultery. Hurriyet Daily News reports that the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) said that while it is acceptable for a married couple to conceive a child through IVF, the fertilised ovum must be carried by the wife and “not inside a stranger’s womb” as it “offends humane feelings”.

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