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Surrogacy will lead to crimes, believe in the ROC

The spread of the practice of surrogacy will lead to an increase in the number of crimes, said Thursday the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

In January 2020 in Odintsovo in the Moscow region Investigative Committee in Moscow, was prosecuted for causing death by negligence and human trafficking. In one of the apartments of the village of VNIISSOK, it was discovered the body of a newborn from a surrogate mother of the child. Cause of infant death were sudden infant death syndrome newborn. In the apartment, investigators found three more children born for sale. Charged with human trafficking in the case were arrested seven people, one defendant was sent under house arrest.

"In June, the Russian public was shocked by the news that in Moscow the born to foreign couples with surrogate mothers of babies who were prepared to be sent abroad, but was delayed in Russia due to coronavirus restrictions. It is even believed that children passed including same-sex couples. This outrageously cynical history has shown what turns surrogacy in reality, not in words, which can be very beautiful," wrote Legoyda in his Telegram channel, commenting on the situation.

According to him, resonance find of babies - "the tip of the iceberg of a large and apparently very profitable business."

"The wider will be developed in Russia, the practice of surrogate motherhood, the more often we meet with such cases, to convince us of the moral inadmissibility", - said the representative of the Russian Church.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media, Vakhtang Kipshidze, said RIA Novosti that the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution protecting the family, will allow to review the regulation of surrogate motherhood in Russia. In the Russian Orthodox Church has repeatedly expressed that I think surrogacy is morally unacceptable.