The Law Commission (the UK’s independent body which reviews out of date laws and recommends whether and how they should be reformed) is considering whether to review UK surrogacy law as part of its next programme.
Following the human rights declaration made in our single father surrogacy case in the spring, the government has already said that it would support a Law Commission project on surrogacy law. That is fantastic news and it means we just now need to persuade the Law Commission to prioritise surrogacy over the other projects it is considering.
The consultation closes on 31 October, so please don’t miss the chance to tell the Law Commission why surrogacy law should be reviewed. It doesn’t take long to fill in the form and anyone can do it. They want to know:
Please share your experience and say what you think about these questions. We are writing our own submission too, and will be telling the Law Commission about the problems experienced in practice by parents, surrogates and children, and how we think the law could better support surrogacy. In particular we will be calling for:
The consultation closes on 31 October, so don’t miss the chance to have your say too! Here’s the link: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/surrogacy/Tags: Law Commission, Surrogacy law reform, surrogacy reform, UK surrogacy