Russia To Ban Foreigners From Using Russian Surrogate Mothers, Considers It Child Trafficking

Kent Masing - International Business Times

Russia is set to approve legislation prohibiting foreigners from hiring Russian women to be surrogate mothers for them, the top lawmaker of the Russian State Duma announced Sunday, the country's Mother's Day.

Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, said via Telegram that the law aims to protect children, Reuters reported.

"Everything must be done to protect children by prohibiting foreigners from using the surrogacy service," Volodin said via the messaging app. "We will make this decision at the beginning of December."