NSW - Surrogacy law proposal
Not content with changing the law to allow same-sex adoption (see our campaign page), the NSW government has now introduced a bill into the parliament to allow surrogacy and to provide full legal recognition of surrogate children/parents, including those born using overseas surrogate mothers. Parents would also be able to 'adopt' a child born to a surrogate.
The proposed law will also apply to same-sex couples
Thankfully, commercial surrogacy will still be banned and surrogacy arrangements will be 'unenforceable' (except for the birth mother's costs).
The Bill was introduced into the parliament on October 21, 2010.
UPDATE: The Bill was passed, without amendments, by the Legislative Council on October 27!
There was JUST ONE WEEK between the introduction of the Bill and the VOTE!
This gave VERY LITTLE time for 'consultation' with the public or for people to contact their MPs.
Church groups opposed the proposal when it was discussed last year - but that hasn't deterred the government which is intent on its social engineering agenda.
The Surrogacy Bill 2010 now goes to the Legislative Assembly.
NSW residents need to contact their MP in the Legislative Assembly and ALL MPs in the Legislative Council.
ASK them to REJECT this proposal.
Click here for NSW MP names and contact details.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 12:40|