An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (surrogacy)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Dean Del Mastro  Independent

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of June 2, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Assisted Human Reproduction Act to remove the prohibition relating to the payment of a female person to be a surrogate mother and to the payment or acceptance of consideration for arranging the services of a surrogate mother.

Elsewhere

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An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (surrogacy)Routine Proceedings

June 2nd, 2014 / 3:10 p.m.
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Independent

Dean Del Mastro Independent Peterborough, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-607, An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (surrogacy).

Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to have the support of the member for Mississauga South.

This bill is very important. As I started researching this, I had personal experience with the issue. Very good friends of mine went through challenges as a result of not being able to conceive children, and today they have a wonderful family.

Thousands of Canadian families struggle in this regard today, and sections 61, 62, and 63 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act prohibit payment to a surrogate mother or payment for services related to surrogacy. At the same time, there is real hypocrisy, as we recognize these contracts when Canadians venture across the border to the United States or elsewhere around the world.

This is a pro-family bill. It would help families to have children of their own, to have their own families. I hope the bill finds support in all quarters of this House. It is time we moved to put these changes in place.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)