An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The commodification of the womb has become increasingly popular in the 21st century whereby; women who are unable to conceive due to a variety of reasons become look for women who are willing for a specified amount of money, to lease her womb be used to bear the pregnancy of the other people. The commodification of the womb has raised various ethical and legal questions. Some are related to the rights of both the surrogate mothers and the biological parents of the child. Others are related to the legitimacyof the child that results from this process. This paper will focus on the Jordanian legal approach to such contracts and what steps should be taken to regulate such the subject matter, with particular reference to the civil code and Islamic shari'aReligious Views. The paper will also highlight the issue on comparative study basis.