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Competing Amendments Attempt to Lift Surrogate Pregnancy Restrictions

Newspaper article China Post

Competing Amendments Attempt to Lift Surrogate Pregnancy Restrictions

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Legislative Yuan yesterday discussed amendments to the Artificial Reproduction Act, which regulates surrogate pregnancies. Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta ([...]) expressed his support for all amendments proposed, but stressed that surrogate mothers must not be blood-related to the child or children they would carry. Multiple amendments have been proposed to the Act by the Kuomintang (KMT), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW).

The Legislature's Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee invited the MHW to attend an interpellation regarding the surrogate pregnancy amendments proposed by both KMT and DPP lawmakers.

KMT Legislator Chiang Huei-chen ([...]) said that according to studies, around 300,000 people may suffer from sterility and of that, 10 to 20 percent of female patients could have a damaged uterus.

Chiang went on to say that the amendment proposed by her and KMT lawmaker Su Ching-chuan ([...]) states specifically that a couple can seek a surrogate mother only when the wife is born without a uterus, had her uterus removed due to disease, or has a health condition rendering her unsuitable for pregnancy.

Chiang said that in addition, the amendment regulates that the child must only be related to the couple seeking a surrogate, and not the surrogate mother.

DPP lawmakers Yu Mei-nu ([...]) and Yeh Yi-jin ([...]) proposed that the amendment should not be restricted to married couples, but should include single women who are capable of raising children by themselves. …

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