Demonstrators gather hundreds of baby dolls in protest over surrogacy law

In July, several thousand people demonstrated in Tel Aviv against the surrogacy bill that excluded gay couples.

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December 19, 2018 09:13
Baby dolls placed in front of the Jabotinsky House in Tel Aviv in protest of the state's opposition

Baby dolls placed in front of the Jabotinsky House in Tel Aviv in protest of the state's opposition to surrogacy law, December 19, 2018. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Hundreds of baby dolls were placed on the steps of the Jabotinsky House in Tel Aviv in protest of the state's opposition to an expanded version of the surrogacy law and the intent to overturn the adoption law on Wednesday by the Zionist Union in the Knesset.

The protest was organized by Pink Panther activists.

"The protests in the summer are not forgotten," said one of the Pink Panthers activists. "Still hundreds of thousands of citizens demand equally, demand that the state recognize our families, allow us to adopt and [demand] full equality in all spheres of life."

In July, several thousand people demonstrated in Tel Aviv against the surrogacy bill that excluded gay couples.

An expanded version was proposed and rejected in October. The expanded version would have given gay and lesbian couple and single men the right to become parents through surrogacy in Israel. As it currently stands, the law only gives single women and heterosexual couples access to surrogacy.

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