Surrogacy Law in Canada
Surrogacy in Canada is legal, but is not commercialized (no profit allowed).
In 2004, new laws were passed to prohibit a surrogate mother from being paid. Under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, she may be reimbursed for expenses incurred during preparation for transfer of embryos, while pregnant, and for a determined amount of time after birth.
A Human Rights Reponse to Commercial Strategy
Paula Gerber speaks about the debate that runs regarding the rights to surrogacy in a commercial sense. This is a subject that has been making headlines in the news recently and Paula is able to put all sides of this debate into prospective. Click here to watch the YouTube video.
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