Australia, Surrogacy

Australia – After a decade, WA’s surrogacy laws are still sparking controversy

Source Brisbane Times

For some WA women, surrogacy is a last chance for having a family and even though the practice has been legal in WA for almost a decade, it remains controversial.

An Australian surrogacy organisation has drawn fire from Christian groups for bringing international speakers associated with commercial surrogacy to Perth; a practice illegal in WA.

The state’s surrogacy laws, which have been in place for a few weeks short of a decade, restrict surrogacy to altruistic agreements aimed at helping women who cannot conceive or carry a child for medical reasons.

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