Thursday, June 19, 2008

ABC Online - "Surrogacy change backs biological parents"


A bill to recognise the biological parents of a child born to a surrogate mother has passed the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament in a conscience vote.

Biological parents have not been legally recognised as the parents of a child born through surrogacy.

Amendments were defeated to recognise same-sex couples in the legislation.

Labor MP Ian Hunter thinks the bill is discriminatory because it applies only to heterosexual couples and says he could not support it without the amendments.

"I would love to be able to support a bill which didn't discriminate against gays and lesbians but allowed gestational surrogacy, but I certainly cannot support a bill that enshrines into legislation discrimination once again," he said.

"We fought that battle and we won it and I don't want to retreat."

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