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Surrogate mums 'equal rights'

The Government is being urged to close a legal loophole to give women who have children through surrogates the same basic maternity rights as other mothers.

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Surrogate mothers 'deserve equal rights'

Former shadow Health Secretary John Healey wants to bring in a Bill to make leave, pay and allowance arrangements for parents of children born to surrogate mothers equal to those available to parents whose children are born to them.

Mr Healey said though surrogate births were relatively uncommon in Britain, the number was growing as society changed and science advanced Credit: Reuters

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