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* A person’s right to procreate has been recognized in Supreme Court rulings. In the leading case of Nachmani v Nachmani, the Court held that in the special circumstances of that case the right of a woman to motherhood was superior to her husband’s right not to be a father.
 
* A person’s right to procreate has been recognized in Supreme Court rulings. In the leading case of Nachmani v Nachmani, the Court held that in the special circumstances of that case the right of a woman to motherhood was superior to her husband’s right not to be a father.
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|Foundational values=
 
|Foundational values=
 
|Prohibited practices=REPRODUCTIVE CLONING
 
|Prohibited practices=REPRODUCTIVE CLONING
 
* Bans on reproductive cloning and inheritable genetic modification in Prohibition of Genetic Intervention expired on March 1, 2009. The reproductive cloning portion was extended until May 2016.<ref name="JPost">Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, "[http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1255450644033&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull Anti-cloning law renewed for 7 years]," ''The Jerusalem Post'' (October 13th, 2009)</ref>
 
* Bans on reproductive cloning and inheritable genetic modification in Prohibition of Genetic Intervention expired on March 1, 2009. The reproductive cloning portion was extended until May 2016.<ref name="JPost">Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, "[http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1255450644033&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull Anti-cloning law renewed for 7 years]," ''The Jerusalem Post'' (October 13th, 2009)</ref>
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|Permitted and regulated practices=RESEARCH CLONING
 
|Permitted and regulated practices=RESEARCH CLONING
  
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* Nevertheless, the 1998 Embryo Carrying Agreement Ordinances (Agreement Authorization & Status of the Newborn) (Registry), created a registry in which all successful surrogacy procedures are registered. The registry must contain the names and details of the child, surrogate and intended parents and all changes and updates must also be submitted to the registrar.
 
* Nevertheless, the 1998 Embryo Carrying Agreement Ordinances (Agreement Authorization & Status of the Newborn) (Registry), created a registry in which all successful surrogacy procedures are registered. The registry must contain the names and details of the child, surrogate and intended parents and all changes and updates must also be submitted to the registrar.
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|Regulatory activities=
 
|Regulatory activities=
 
|Accountability and governance=
 
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** 7 couples due to partners’ health issues.
 
** 7 couples due to partners’ health issues.
 
** By the end of 2013, 516 children had been born in Israel through surrogacy procedures.
 
** By the end of 2013, 516 children had been born in Israel through surrogacy procedures.
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PROPOSED CHANGES TO SURROGACY LAWS IN ISRAEL:
 
PROPOSED CHANGES TO SURROGACY LAWS IN ISRAEL:
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NB. The following information is extracted from the Ministry of Health explanation of proposed changes to the laws available at http://www.health.gov.il/English/Topics/fertility/Surrogacy/Pages/default.aspx (accessed 21 February 2015).
 
NB. The following information is extracted from the Ministry of Health explanation of proposed changes to the laws available at http://www.health.gov.il/English/Topics/fertility/Surrogacy/Pages/default.aspx (accessed 21 February 2015).
  
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* Requirement for a psychological and medical opinion regarding the intended parents and the surrogate;  
 
* Requirement for a psychological and medical opinion regarding the intended parents and the surrogate;  
 
* Requirement for parents’ criminal records checks for sexual and violent crimes.
 
* Requirement for parents’ criminal records checks for sexual and violent crimes.
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|External links=See The Law Library of Congress, Israel: Reproduction and Abortion: Law and Policy – February 2012 available at http://www.loc.gov/law/help/israel_2012-007460_IL_FINAL.pdf (accessed February 2015)
 
|External links=See The Law Library of Congress, Israel: Reproduction and Abortion: Law and Policy – February 2012 available at http://www.loc.gov/law/help/israel_2012-007460_IL_FINAL.pdf (accessed February 2015)
 
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== References ==
 
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