French magazine L’Obs published a survey which indicated that 55% of the French population would be favourable to surrogacy (43% stands against). That same poll showed that 58% of that same population is in favour of legalizing medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples and for single women (56%).
This poll also shows that there has been an important evolution since 2013 where 39% of the population was in favour of surrogacy at the time.
Until the end of 2018, France will be in the process of reviewing its bioethical legislation during the Etats Généraux de la Bioéthique initiated by the Ministry of Health. Debates and studies will be organised in the whole country during this year in order to be able to review this legislation during the first semester of 2019.
Last Month, The Hague Conference on Private International Law’s Experts Group on the Surrogacy Project met for the third time to continue its discussions on attempts to regulate parentage and transnational surrogacy agreements, of which global worldwide business has been estimated to be worth 5 billion dollars a year.