Exploitative or Altruistic? BBC One’s The Nest Explores the Truth of Surrogacy

March 23, 2020

(The Guardian) – Surrogacy has a high profile right now. A UK government consultation is reviewing the current laws, with some campaigners arguing that commercial surrogacy, which is currently illegal, should be allowed in this country. Big Fertility, which is what it really is, pulls in big money: as far back as 2012 the industry was worth an estimated £4.7 bn a year. Altruistic surrogacy is legal in the UK, with the surrogate being allowed to claim up to £15,000 in expenses. But a surrogacy agreement cannot be backed up by the law.