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Surrogate motherhood fair meets with protest in Brussels

16:14 25/09/2016

A fair organised on Sunday morning in Brussels in support of surrogate motherhood, especially for gay couples, led to a confrontation between participants and conservative opponents. The protestors gathered at the door of the hotel where the fair was staged by the US-based organisation Men Having Babies, reports VTM Nieuws.

"We are not 'buying babies'," said one prospective parent in response to the criticism. "We reimburse the surrogate mothers for their efforts and hardship.”

“It is due to a fault in the legislation that people are forced to go abroad to find a surrogate mother,” he added in reference to the fact that commercial surrogacy is illegal in Belgium.

Written by Robyn Boyle