I don’t have a simple answer for that because you can see f. e. in Europe, there are some countries where surrogacy is legal, Eastern Europe like Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, but it’s only legal for heterosexual, married couples. Then there are other countries where it’s illegal, and those countries are very different. I mean, you can look at Scandinavia where it’s illegal, and you can say well this is a very progressive country maybe there the reasons are more that have to do with fear of exploiting women, and I think that’s probably, what is the motivation behind it. Then there are countries like Spain, Italy, and France, where it’s probably more, has to do with either cultural or religious or other reasons, so I think it’s different in different countries. Even in the U.S., surrogacy is legal in only some states and not legal in others, some of it is religious, some of it is political, so I think in every case, it’s different.
Unfortunately, the trend, in my experience as I was working in India and in Thailand, Nepal, Georgia, and Ukraine actually, strange things are actually going the wrong way in most places because f. e. people used to travel to India for surrogacy because it was easy and not very expensive, and that closed down, and then the same thing happened in Thailand, and then the same thing happened in Nepal, which was sort of big surrogacy destination. I don’t know how to answer that, is it going to change soon? I hope so, I think mostly in the U.S., it’s changed because of grassroots movements and pressure, but I don’t know.