A majority of 45 in favor with 15 opposed voted to amend the proposal submitted by the Israeli Ministry of Health, which allows homosexual couples to qualify to obtain children through surrogate mothers. German: “We were able to bring about equality and allow anyone who wants to be able to start a family.”
According to JerusalemOnline, the basis of the proposed law includes the following:
The basis of the proposed law includes three principles, according to which there will be no reference to sexual orientation or family structure for those willing to undergo the procedure, gives the right to be parents to anyone, and preserves the dignity, welfare and health of the surrogate mother.
According to the proposed law, from now on women, men, couples, and singles can bring children into the world via surrogate mothers. Also, the amended law arranges for children to be brought to Israel from surrogate mothers abroad and settles the status of the infants brought to Israel.
Israeli Health Minister Yael German welcomed the proposed law: “This is a day where we were able to bring about equality between people and allow anyone who wants to be able to start a family.”
The Bayit Ha-Yehudi Party, where freedom was given to vote on the matter, was not entirely satisfied with the results. MK Yoni Chetboun stated that the “surrogacy law announces the opening of a new free trade zone in Israel’s public sphere, a market for children. You pay and you receive. Today children are for sale. Tomorrow, children will be rented.”