The Swedish Women’s Lobby strongly opposes surrogacy motherhood. Our position is that surrogacy is a trade with women’s bodies and children, as well as a threat to women’s basic human rights and bodily integrity.
The Swedish Women’s Lobby is, together with several other organizations, working on the campaign “Feminist no to surrogacy“. The campaign is politically and religiously independent and takes a strong standpoint against surrogacy on feminist grounds. We support the resolution adopted by the European Parliament in April 2011, stating that surrogacy is an exploitation of the woman’s body and her reproductive organs.
The Swedish Women’s Lobby is against legalization of all forms of surrogacy motherhood. Read our policy paper on surrogacy motherhood here.
At the European Women’s Lobby’s General Assembly in 2013, the member organisations agreed to work against all forms of surrogacy motherhood.
Surrogacy is presently not legal in Sweden. However there is no legislation that regulates the trade. In February 2016, a Swedish governmental commission presented a report in which they conclude that surrogacy should not in any form be legalized in Sweden (SOU 2016:11, see page 47 for an English abstract).