Parliament proposes to introduce sanction for fraud and surrogacy
The Verkhovna Rada has registered Bill 3488, which introduces the accreditation of clinics and criminal responsibility for violations during surrogacy.
This was announced at a press conference on Tuesday, May 19, of “Servant of the People” faction deputy Alexander Danutsa, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“With this bill, we are introducing criminal and administrative liability for violating the law regarding assisted human reproduction technologies,” he said.
According to the deputy, the document provides for the granting of compulsory licenses to clinics involved in reproductive technologies in the form of surrogacy, as well as the annual payment of two million hryvnia to the budget.
Thus, noted Danutsa, it will be possible to protect oneself from “small medical offices and agencies with a thousand hryvnia in the authorized fund”.
According to the deputy, surrogacy gives Ukrainian women the opportunity to earn money.
“This is an economic story for our women, because they get serious money that they will neither earn in our country nor, as long as such an economic situation, will earn money. A man will invest this money in his family. He can raise his child, send him to training … “, said Danutsa.
An explanatory note to Bill 3488 on the website of the Verkhovna Rada indicates that this document proposes to criminalize the transfer of a human embryo into the body of a woman without her consent, the disclosure of information about the use of assisted reproduction technologies and the violation of the inheritance of genetic connections during embryo transfer.
It also provides for administrative liability in the event of violation of the requirements of the law concerning the use of assisted reproduction technologies or their application without special authorization or in cases where the special permit is canceled or the special permit is suspended.
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As indicated, at the “Venice” hotel in the capital, 51 children were born by surrogacy. A private company specializing in reproductive technologies planned to send them abroad, but cannot do so due to quarantine.
The Verkhovna Rada human rights commissioner, Lyudmila Denisova, has argued for the prohibition of surrogacy for foreigners.
In turn, the Ministry of Social Policy stressed the need to develop a national surrogacy policy.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru