Russian bill: Surrogacy only available to Russian citizens


Eastern Europe

In this photograph taken on June 12, 2020, Olga, a 26-year-old going through her second surrogacy and expecting twins for a Chinese couple, holds her belly as she walks in the small town of Sophiya Borshchagivka, near Kiev. Photo AFP, Sergei Supinsky

A group of parliamentarians has submitted a bill under which surrogacy programs will only be available to Russian citizens in Russia. Too many children end in abuse or sexual slavery, the politicians say.