Tamar Gabunia:” It is important that the new life to be born through medically assisted reproduction will be protected both from the civic, and physical and legal point of view.”
“It is important that the new life to be born through medically assisted reproduction will be protected both from the civic, and physical and legal point of view”, - stated Tamar Gabunia while speaking of draft law of Georgia on medically assisted reproduction.
As stated by the Deputy Minister of Health a new legislative framework will enable the Ministry to address existing challenges and it will bring the field in compliance with those legal acts of the European Union, the Association Agreement binds Georgia to be harmonized with.
“Recently, assisted reproductive medicine created new possibilities for infertility treatment in Georgia and in other developed countries.
Medically assisted reproduction encompasses variety of organizational and ethical issues, that requires regulation through legislative framework as it happens in various countries of the world.
That is why we believe that it is necessary to regulate this aspect on a legislative level, in order to address challenges of the field; and everything will be in compliance with the legal acts of the European Union.
Ethical part is very essential; the decision on becoming a surrogate mother or a donor should be made selflessly.
Regulation of an ethical part is so complex, that number of countries banned surrogacy at all. In our case, it is not banned. It is essential that we have more guaranties to know what the future holds for the child and to create a safety environment.
While, this practice should be completely based on the principle of altruism, every day we come across different types of offers in the form of advertisement in social networks. They call it employment. Such actions contain risks.
According to the draft law, significant changes will be introduced in the field with the purpose of protecting health of beneficiaries. Our main goal is to ensure safety and quality of reproductive procedures for our citizens.
Commercial interest should be excluded. Though the inconvenience costs can be compensated. This will be specified in the order of the Minister.
This is a source of income for a lot of people, which is inadmissible. Though compensation for inconvenience is allowed by the European Directive and we will very cautious”, - stated Tamar Gabunia.
The draft law of Georgia on medically assisted reproduction was prepared by the Ministry of Health with involvement of experts, representatives of the field.