Changing UK Surrogacy Laws – Our Campaign for Change
The Surrogacy UK Working Group has been instrumental in campaigning for change to UK Law. As well as contributing to the first ever Government guidance on surrogacy, we are the secretariat for an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on surrogacy, which is chaired by Andrew Percy MP.
Our report ‘Surrogacy in the UK: myth busting and reform‘ – a landmark document, calling for evidence-based reform – formed the basis for a 2016 House of Lords debate on surrogacy law reform and a 2015 conference. Its recommendations are supported by leading academics and policy influencers such as Baroness Mary Warnock, who was instrumental in the creation of the UK’s fertility laws.
In 2015 we launched a letter writing campaign that resulted in the highest ever number of responses to a Law Commission consultation and helped secure a root and branch review of UK surrogacy law.
We actively campaign for and support legal reform to enable single people to apply for parental orders. You can read the latest research paper on the remedial order that is laid before parliament here