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Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after two high-profile cases sparked debate last year.

The legislation also bans the use of agents, or any promotion of women willing to carry babies for others.

Last year the case of baby Gammy put the country's surrogacy industry in the spotlight.

His Thai surrogate mother said his Australian parents abandoned the boy when they learned he had Down's Syndrome.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 20 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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