Proposal for Skopje Spring Congress 2020

Proposal 210

LYMEC Spring Congress, April 3 to 5, 2020 in Skopje

Author: Venstres Ungdom (VU), Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (JNC), Centerpartiets Ungdomsförbund (CUF), Liberala ungdomsförbundet (LUF), Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie (JOVD), and Radikal Ungdom (RU).

Status: [  ] accepted [  ] rejected [  ] transferred to: ___________________________

The Skopje Spring Congress 2020 may decide:

1Protecting the freedom of surrogate mothers and families

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 ensure the security of
9the surrogate mother.

10Considering that:

21*The selfless act of helping a sister, friend, relative etc. by bearing their child free of charge.

22Believing that:

25Calls for:

261. LYMEC to call on the Commission to provide legal protection at EU level for individuals who

27are already or will be born to a surrogate mother in the future.

282. LYMEC to call on the Commission to verify that existing legislation on surrogate motherhood -

29in those Member States where this is not allowed - does not contravene the EU Charter of
30Fundamental Rights article 7.

313. LYMEC to support a movement towards non-criminalisation of surrogate motherhood

32agreements and for such agreements to have legally binding effects to safeguard the rights of the
33parties involved, including in terms of costs, salary and visitor rights among others. This practice
34should be coupled with the necessary guarantees in terms of health coverage of the pregnant
35person and the juridical and economic security of both parts, so that the economic remuneration
36is not the only economic sustainment for the pregnant mother.

374. LYMEC to condemn the discrimination that surrogate mothers and families still suffer across

38the European Union, sometimes even being criminalised by members of governments and thus
39rendering them unprotected and vulnerable to harassment, degrading treatment and other types
40of aggression.

415. LYMEC to urge not to criminalize 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 Skopje Spring Congress 2020 03 - 05 April 2020.