Mexico bans surrogacy for foreigners

The famous sauce wasn't enough. Tabasco, the coastal Mexican-gulf state got its real international fame only after allowing surrogacy. It is - was - a cheap though not safe nor secure alternative to a US surrogacy.

The surrogacy experiment in Mexico has failed. Lack of clear legal regulation, unsrupulous middle men and high crime rate made Mexico not a safe heaven for childbearing, but a surrogate hell to thousands of intended parents, straight and gays, single and partnered who rushed to Mexico attracted by a relatively low price. Surrogacy scandals followed each other in a row undermining an international prestige of Mexico, that wasn't quite high even before that.

Well, the Mexican legislators agreed to put an end to scandals at least international ones.

Starting from December 14th, surrogacy is an option to Mexican nationals only. Overwhelming majority (21-9) in the state legislature voted in favor of the measure making surrogacy possible for married Mexican couples only, where wife is aged 25 to 40 and medically unable to bear a child.

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