Due to its low costs and lack of paperwork, Georgia has long been a popular destination for people seeking a child through surrogacy. Since the full-scale intrusion of Russia into Ukraine, another well-known surrogacy objective, the Georgian surrogacy business has become considerably more famous, with costs and requests shooting up.
However, this practice ought to be outlawed as of next year’s January 1. The majority government’s new law, which has already been sent to parliament, should restrict surrogacy to Georgian residents only. Additionally, all forms of surrogacy-related advertising will be outlawed.
The new law, according to Health Minister ZurabAzarashvili, should only allow for surrogacy in cases of altruism. In such instances, the surrogate mother receives only financing for her expenses and receives no compensation. However, determining whether covered expenses are legitimate will be difficult. The Georgian government has not yet made it clear how it intends to respond to these difficulties.
While critics of surrogacy applaud the Prime Minister’s decision, there are those who question his motives. Gharibashvili said in the briefing that one of the problems with surrogacy is that same-sex couples can “order” a child. Some people wonder if the Prime Minister is truly concerned about the practice or just wants to crack down on the LGBT community because he has been accused of homophobia before. Gharibashvili stated in May that the violence of the minority against the majority is the imposition of LGBT values.
In the EU nations, this statement received poor reception. The European Parliament pointed out that this could influence whether or not Georgia is given the status of a candidate for membership in the EU.
Gharibashvili asserts that surrogacy is still a legal method of childbirth. Because it benefits our population, it ought to be permitted for Georgians. I believe we ought to give our citizens this chance.
The Health Minister of Georgia, ZurabAzarashvili, announced a similar ban on in vitro fertilization in addition to the ban on surrogacy for foreigners. He says that “various unethical and very bad practices” are associated with both practices.
Georgia is following in Russia’s footsteps with this proposed law. A law prohibiting foreigners and single men from using surrogacy was signed into law by President Putin last year. IVF treatments were also restricted there. Surrogacy arrangement at some clinics has decreased by as much as 70%. However, the conflict in Ukraine also contributed to this.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.