April 16, 2024

Spain’s new government will not legalise surrogacy

Deputy prime minister is scornful

Carmen Calvo 

Spain’s new Socialist government has the most female cabinet members in history and a track record of backing progressive social policies. But the new deputy prime minister, Carmen Calvo, has put her foot down on surrogacy. In an interview with El Pais, she was asked whether surrogacy would be legalised. Her response was blunt and to the point:

Our position is clear. [Surrogacy] is called wombs for rent and it is the latest utilization of women’s bodies, another trade for sale. It is especially serious because it uses the body of the poorest women. There is no value in using euphemisms here.

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