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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ22966

SURROGACY AND ITS CHALLENGES DURING COVID-19

Lintang Wistu Malindi, Dr. I Gusti Ayu Ketut

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the challenges of surrogacy in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic. In order to achieve the goal of this legal study, the writer used normative legal research by using secondary data. Based on the research, it shows that surrogacy has its challenges in its own practice. The opposing arguments of surrogacy usually relates to moral issue and its legality of such practice. The challenges even get worse when such practice needs to be conducted during COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic which has been hitting the world makes the surrogacy risks even worse especially for transnational surrogacy. The risks even worsen due to some regulations in order to suppress the virus rate, such as lockdown, travel ban, and other regulations which could impact the conduct of surrogacy practice for its parties. The dark sides of surrogacy shown even clearer when the surrogate-born children potentially being abandoned and neglected cause they meed to wait for longer period to be taken home by their intended parent who have been blocked to travel and also the bigger risks for the surrogate during COVID-19 pandemic

Keywords

Surrogacy, Challenge, Pandemic, COVID-19

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