The fallout continues:
Two Australian homosexual couples, who were flying out with surrogate babies, have been barred from travel by immigration officials in Thailand as its local government continues its crackdown on surrogacy laws. It is believed the couples were leaving from Bangkok international airport when they were stopped on Thursday afternoon, according to the ABC.
The alleged abandonment of baby Gammy – a child carried by surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua (pictured with the seven-month-old – sparked a surrogacy crackdown in Thailand. This discovery came after two American couples were also stopped for the same thing in the past 24 hours.
Another Australian couple were also sent home from Bangkok on Sunday when they tried to leave the country with a baby born via a surrogate mother, Fairfax Media reported. Unless a court order directs otherwise, immigration officials have the authority to stop surrogate babies leaving the country.
Meanwhile, Thailand’s new government looks to push through legislation looking at halting commercial surrogacy.