Monthly Archives: June 2014

Surrogacy is now legal in Vietnam

The Vietnam National Assembly has ratified the amended Marriage & Family Law, which allows surrogacy in the country. However, the issue of same-sex marriage is still out of the scope of this law. The measure was far from unanimous. Only 59.1 percent of deputies voted in favor. The contents of the bill were so contentious…
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Japan considers conflicting surrogacy laws

Two committees of Japanese lawmakers from the same Liberal Democratic Party are drafting legislation that would either legalize surrogacy in some cases, or conversely further prohibit surrogacy births. Japan has no current law that regulates surrogacy. The relevant government committee (Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry) as well as the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology…
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