Applied Embryology: No Surrogate British Mothers
Nature. 1984 Mar 15; 308(5956): 220.
Beardsley reports on the British Medical Association's decision to caution its members against involvement in surrogate motherhood arrangements. The Association's recommendation, together with a House of Commons bill that would make it illegal for agencies to coordinate such arrangements, will likely prevent expansion of the surrogate mother industry in Britain. Concern for the well-being of children born as a result of surrogate pregnancies, as well as apprehension over potential legal difficulties, were behind the BMA's decision. The government's Warnock committee, studying this and other reproductive issues, could be influenced by the BMA's action. (KIE abstract)