2Today the freedom of surrogate mothers and families are under pressure in many european 3countries. It creates insecurities and lowered quality of life for the surrogates and the intended 4families. As a liberal organisation preserving and ensuring freedom amongst all people, we 5cannot ignore this lack of freedom and the arbitrary legal status of all implicated parties of 6surrogacy. It is unacceptable to neglect the inherent human need of giving life through one’s 7own DNA, and in that matter also to ignore the lawlessness of the surrogate mothers. We need to 8secure the freedom for all family-kinds to found a family, and in addition to ensure the security of 9the surrogate mother.
211 The selfless act of helping a sister, friend, relative etc. by bearing their child free of charge.
281. LYMEC to call on the Commission to provide legal protection at EU level for individuals who 29are already or will be born to a surrogate mother in the future.
312. LYMEC to call on the Commission to verify that existing legislation on surrogate motherhood -32in those Member States where this is not allowed - does not contravene the EU Charter of 33Fundamental Rights article 7.
353. Lymec to support a movement towards non-criminalisation of surrogate motherhood36agreements and for such agreements to have legally binding effects to safeguard the rights of the 37parties involved, including in terms of costs, salary and visitor rights among others. This practice 38should be coupled with the necessary guarantees in terms of health coverage of the pregnant 39person and the juridical and economic security of both parts, so that the economic remuneration 40is not the only economic sustainment for the pregnant mother.
424. Finally, LYMEC urges not to criminalise families in good faith for the desire to have a child.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Autumn Congress 08 - 09 November 2019.