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Commercial Surrogacy: Push to Make Paid Pregnancies Legal, More Accessible in Australia

December 1, 2016

(Australia Broadcasting Co) – There is significant support in Australia for commercial surrogacy to be legalised and professional guidelines drawn up to regulate the industry, a study has found. Currently all states, except the Northern Territory, only allow altruistic surrogacy, where the surrogate is reimbursed costs of the pregnancy. The study, being published in the December issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found almost 60 per cent of people who had a view found the current ban unjustified.

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