Italy BANS Surrogacy! It will be rightfully treated as human trafficking!

The uterus for rent, a universal crime, is quasi-law, approved by a large majority in the House. With rare exceptions, the left voted against (the absence of Schlein and Conte in the classroom was sensational). Final approval in the Senate within the year. Finally the result, after so many years of fighting with bare hands. Hoping that Italy can become a model for the legislation of other countries in the defense of fundamental human rights!

We could give you a summary of the many and very long previous episodes. Making a list of threats, of insults, of deplatforming, of doors slammed in our faces, of all the times we have been mocked, ridiculed and pilloried, of the international black lists that have marked us as absolute enemies, as homophobic, retrograde , residual, out of history, reactionary, bigoted, witches, Terf. We could tell you how the huge assisted reproduction business has thwarted us. We could tell you how the left, women and men, senselessly repudiated and “expelled” us without even recognizing us as possible interlocutors. We could remind you of all the books and articles we’ve written, the debates we’ve animated, the demonstrations we’ve attended, boycotted by the mainstream media. And instead we just want to declare our emotion and happiness after so many years of commitment to the law on rented wombs, a universal crime that the House approved with a large majority – the left voted against, with rare exceptions, with largely specious arguments -. The absence of Elly Schlein and Giuseppe Conte from the courtroom was sensational. We thank the first signatory Carolina Varchi, courageous and tenacious, and also the no-surrogacy groups and associations that have generously supported us from all over the world and have waited for this moment with us. In the autumn, the law will also have to be approved in the Senate: first it will go to the Justice Commission and finally to the courtroom for final approval. There’s no reason to fear it won’t pass.

There will be obstacles when it comes to actually applying the law and when – it is almost obvious – someone will raise the question of constitutionality. But we are confident: most of it has been done, for the good of violated women and children made into goods. In the hope that the Italian law can be a stimulus and a pioneering model for the legislation of other countries in the defense of fundamental human rights. And that the audience of clients is reduced until it disappears.

At the moment, only happiness. Marina Terragni