Article Title:Decision deferred on gay surrogate birth
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:8th May 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1853
Text:An application for two gay men to have a surrogate baby is being considered by a New Zealand medical ethics committee for the first time. A New Zealander who lives in Europe has returned with his European partner after the NZ man's sister agreed to be the surrogate mother. The European man would father the child through artificial insemination. The couple plan to leave New Zealand after the birth. The Government's National Ethics Committee on Assisted Human Reproduction considered the proposal in March, but deferred a decision until next month due to concerns about the welfare of the child, the young age of the men and the age difference between them.    
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