Altruistisk surrogatmoderskab: Bør loven moderniseres

Thomas Søbirk Petersen, Janne Rothmar Herrmann

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In this article, we argue that there is no morally good reason to justify that Danish law criminalises assisted reproduction in altruistic surrogacy arrangements (section 13 of the Act on Assisted Reproduction), which is not otherwise part of a criminal offence. To achieve a consistent legislation, the lawmakers must either criminalise altruistic surrogacy in all situations or in no situations at all. Furthermore, we argue that altruistic surrogacy by means of assisted reproduction should be legalised, entailing the repeal of section 13.
Original languageDanish
JournalBibliotek for Laeger
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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