The Mainichi (Japan) – June 11, 2-12: Guess since it’s already going on might as well make it legal and help Japan’s financial crisis? But “Free” market (that has limits) and “Libertine” market (that has no limits) are two different things. What other purposes could surrogacy be used for?
A Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) panel has drafted a preliminary outline for a bill that would conditionally approve surrogate births and third-party egg donations, it has been learned.
The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) on June 9 set up an internal committee to investigate the proposal, and is expected to reveal its position by this summer.
There is currently no legal framework for assisted reproductive technologies, and under JSOG guidelines, egg donations, which can be taxing on donors, and surrogacy, which can make for complicated legal issues regarding parent-child ties, are not approved.
However, cases of in-vitro fertilization births using third-party egg donations, as well as surrogate births, have in fact been occurring both in Japan and abroad.