UK woman denied chance to use surrogate in USA
21 December 2017
A woman who, as a result of cancer treatment, is unable to have children but who had some of her own eggs frozen, has been denied the chance (as part of a damages claim) to opt for commercial surrogacy in the USA, which would have been her preferred choice.
The Judge said that as commercial surrogacy is illegal in the UK then any commercial surrogacy contract would not be lawful. The Judge has allowed her to claim for the cost of two surrogacies in the UK and has allowed her to appeal to a higher court against his decision.