Parliament has granted leave to Tororo Woman MP, Sarah Opendi, to introduce the Surrogacy and Assisted Productive Technology Bill.
The Surrogacy and Assisted Productive Technology Bill intends to legalize and regulate the arrangement where a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person who will or becomes the actual parent. The proposed law will look at sperm donors and legalities to do with Surrogacy among others.
According to Opendi, the former Minister of Health in charge of General duties, this law will help regulate and protect surrogate mothers among others and children born out of surrogacy.
Currently, there are about 10 fertility treatment centres in the country, but there is no regulation, according to Dr. Michael Bukenya (Bukuya County) who seconded the motion.
The House has given Opendi a green light to prepare the Private Members’ Bill and present the proposals for debates.