The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

Government wants to impose surrogacy, gamete donation – PN

Friday, 6 October 2017, 14:07 Last update: about 4 years ago

The Labour government wants to impose surrogacy and gamete donation through the legal notice it has published, the Nationalist Party said in a statement.

It had done so without any consultation, as confirmed by the Prime Minister in comments made this morning. With what he said, the government is breaking the current law, the PN said.

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For its part, the PN said that it is in favour of an open discussion on ethical issues. The PN does not want to government to decide on its own, and in this regard it had presented a motion to change the legal notice published by the government. As it is now, the legal notice breaks the current law and imposes surrogacy and gamete donation, the PN said.

The PN added that it is in favour of an extra 100 hours of leave to couples who are being medically assisted for procreation purposes, and this measure should be introduced as soon as possible. But the Opposition cannot be an accomplice in the breaching of the law and in decisions on ethical issues without any discussion.

 

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