Posted on April 7, 2023

Italy Moves to Prevent Citizens From Using Foreign Surrogates

C.G. Jones, Human Events, April 5, 2023

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has come out in defense of women and the traditional family in her opposition to the civil registration of children born to surrogate mothers. The Italian government recently announced that Milan was to stop registering same-sex couples’ children, per Euractiv.

The Italian government legalized same-sex unions in 2016, going against conservative and Catholic groups, but it did not legalize adoption rights for these individuals, noting that it could increase the prevalence of surrogate pregnancies. Consequently, children who are raised within this infrastructure are apparently dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the courts in Italy.

However, there are certain municipalities within Italy, such as Milan, that has approved a policy that would automatically register children born through surrogacy, which is strictly prohibited in Italy.


The European Conservative reported Meloni is set to pass a bill in the coming months that would oppose “procreative tourism,” which will be designed to dissuade parents seeking to use a surrogate mother abroad through “deterrent fines and airport controls.”


{snip} Meloni had “ordered municipalities to obey a court ruling made in December and stop certifying foreign birth certificates of children born to Italian same-sex couples through surrogacy, which is illegal in Italy” {snip}