A resolution on surrogacy has again been submitted to the Icelandic parliament, Althingi. Twenty MPs across all parties, except The Movement, are responsible for the resolution. The resolution’s main representative is, as before, Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir, parliamentary party chairperson of the Independence Party.
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It was agreed at parliament shortly before the last session ended in September to put the previous resolution on surrogacy aside—it provoked some controversy—but resume parliamentary treatment on the subject at the beginning of the current session, which began on Saturday, ruv.is reports.
According to the resolution, Minister of Welfare Gudbjartur Hannesson is given the responsibility of appointing a task force to prepare a bill to permit altruistic surrogacy.
The objective is to guarantee the interests and rights of the child, the independence and welfare of the surrogacy mother and her family to ensure smooth involvement of the parents-to-be.
A solid legal framework is necessary, as well as strict guidelines and clear work methods for the execution and supervision of surrogacy.
Professional evaluation and knowledge, international research and the experience of other western nations in this regard are to form the basis of the bill.
The bill is to be submitted to parliament as soon as possible.
Click here to read more about the previous parliamentary resolution on surrogacy.