Ireland’s proposed surrogacy law

David Quinn was on RTE’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday to discuss Ireland’s proposed surrogacy law. The proposed law will outlaw commercial surrogacy but permit non-commercial surrogacy for which ‘reasonable expenses’ will be paid. Irish people will still be able to avail of commercial surrogacy abroad.

David argued that surrogacy in all forms commodifies children and exploits women because it is almost always lower income women effectively renting out their wombs to higher income people.

Also taking part in the discussion was law lecturer, Dr Brian Tobin.

The item can be heard here.