Birth by sur­ro­gacy to re­main pro­hib­ited

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By WANG XIAODONG and SHAN JUAN in Bei­jing

Sur­ro­gacy will con­tinue to be banned in China, and vi­o­la­tions will be pun­ished, China’s top health au­thor­ity an­nounced on Wed­nes­day.

The an­nounce­ment fol­lows re­cent dis­cus­sions on whether to al­low sur­ro­gacy in China to fa­cil­i­tate the sec­ond­child pol­icy.

“Sur­ro­gacy is a com­plex mat­ter in­volv­ing le­gal, eth­i­cal and social is­sues, and Chi­nese health reg­u­la­tions ban med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions and staff from per­form­ing sur­ro­gacy in any form,” Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion spokesman Mao Qun’an said at a news con­fer­ence in Bei­jing.

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