Friday, August 8, 2014

Thai Clinic Under Fire for Gammy’s Surrogacy Case

Gammy was reportedly abandoned by his Australian birth parents, but Thai authorities are going to the source of the surrogacy, investigating the Bangkok clinic allegedly responsible for the surrogacy services, reports the Bangkok Post.

Currently there are no concrete laws or established precedent to guide cases involving Thai surrogacy. A Thai Ministry of Public Health official, quoted by the Bangkok Post, said that commercial surrogacy (in which a woman is paid to carry a child) is against the Medical Council of Thailand's code of conduct.

Gammy is the baby born with Down syndrome whose Australian birth parents reportedly abandoned him and returned to Australia with his healthy twin sister, according to the Bangkok Post. Gammy remained in the care of his surrogate mother, 21-year-old Pattaramon Chanbua.

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