Tabasco, the only state in Mexico which permitted surrogacy, is following in the footsteps of India, Cambodia, Thailand and other reproductive tourism venues by closing its doors:
A Mexican state legislature has voted to close the door to foreign couples and gay men looking to have a child by surrogacy.
The Gulf coast state of Tabasco is currently the only Mexican state that allows surrogacy, supposedly on a non-commercial basis. It has attracted many foreign and gay couples looking to have children.
But the Tabasco state legislature voted 21-9 on Monday to restrict the option to Mexicans. It also says that couples looking for a child must include a mother aged 25 to 40 who can present proof that she is medically unable to bear a child.
Mexico has become a low-cost alternative to the United States, where surrogacy can cost $150,000 or more.