Leakages on Cabinet's Nerve-Gas Discussion
Lancet. 1985 Jan 19; 1(8421): 178.
Britain's Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) seems to have badly miscalculated in discounting the political necessity of immediately introducing legislation to ban surrogate parenthood arrangements. After the birth of a baby in a case involving a financial arrangement among a surrogate mother, an agency, and the natural father and his wife, pressures from the House of Commons and from Prime Minister Thatcher are now forcing the DHSS to find a slot in the legislative timetable that would enable a government bill on the subject to be enacted this year. (KIE abstract)