The campaign Irish Families Through Surrogacy want their children to be afforded the same provisions as every child in Ireland and have a legal relationship with both their parents.

What they are asking for is to create an ethical framework so that everyone is protected.

England legislated in 1985 for surrogacy and previous governments in Ireland have failed to adequately legislate to create a legal and ethical framework for parents and children so that everyone is protected.

Mary recently called on the Leader of the Seanad to write to the Ministers for Justice, Health and Children to urge them to act swiftly and comprehensively and ensure international surrogacy will be included in the bill.