The Lagos State House of Assembly, has read for the second time the ‘Human Fertilisation and Surrogacy Regulatory Authority Bill’
IsL source reports that the Bill is to regulate the clinical processes for human fertilisation and surrogacy, prohibit certain practices in connection with embryos.
Surrogacy which is usually an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman agrees to delivery/labour for another person or people, who will become the child’s parent(s) after birth. People may seek a surrogacy arrangement when pregnancy is medically impossible, when pregnancy risks are dangerous for the intended mother, or when a single man or a male couple wish to have a child.
However, the Bill before the Lagos State House of Assembly, was thereafter, committed to the House Committee on Health Services to report to the House in two weeks, IsL reports.