The case of Japanese businessman (Mr. Mitsutoki Shigeta) who wanted to have 1,000 babies and already a father to 16 babies via surrogate in Thailand puts spotlight on the issues about transnational commercial surrogacy as well as related ethics and laws in many countries, including France.
Learning that AAT had a case of 15 Vietnamese young women who were recruited to become a surrogate mother in a baby-breeding ring (Taiwanese owner) in Thailand, on October 2, a Television program broadcasted on French public channel, France 2 contacted AAT for an interview (as part of their documentary). Below is the photo of the interview.
On October 30, 2014, the documentary was broadcast in France (in French language only). Below is the link of the documentary and some of the shot of AAT.
Thailand has no specific law to regulate commercial surrogacy, which is barred by the code of conduct of the Medical Council of Thailand, but non-profit surrogacy is permitted for blood relatives, and individual exceptions may be permitted. (www.reuters.com)