By law, rental uterus banned in Indonesia. But make no mistake, the practice of leasing the uterus was already mostly done in secret and closed in the family. Like what womb rental in Indonesia?
"There is but secretly," said Agnes Widanti women activists in the seminar 'surrogate mother (Mother Substitute) Seen from the angle of Reason, Moral, and Legal' at the Space Theatre Thomas Aquinas, Catholic University (Unika) Soegiyapranata Semarang, Jl Pawiyatan Luhur, Saturday (05/06/2010).
Agnes is also lecturer and coordinator Unika Care Network of Women and Children (JPPA) Jateng mahasiswinya it refers to the thesis entitled 'Implementation of Women's Reproductive Rights in Rent-hire Rahim'. Thesis was shot in Papua and to explain the existence of the lease of the uterus.
"Only, the lease was never because it is done within the scope of the family. So there is a nephew who hired her aunt's womb in order to get the child, "added the woman holding the title of this professor.
Case of uterine rent was sticking out is in January 2009 when the artist was reported to rental Zarima Mirafsur tube baby from the womb to the couple businessman. Zarima, according to a former lawyer, Juan Ferry rewarded cars and USD 50 million from the rental of the uterus. But this news has been denied Zarima.
According to Agnes, if cases of uterine Zarima lease can not be verified, thesis students who do really happen that practice conducted in secret.
Therefore, Agnes along with two other speakers in the show, amazement, Wirda Wilardjo (Lecturer SWCU Salatiga) and Sofwan Dahlan (Undip Health Legal Expert), hoping that the government pay attention to the problem. Lease the uterus is not merely a biological matter, but also life and humanity.
"So far, the law late in responding to the needs," said Dahlan Sofwan.
Both Agnes and Dahlan called the womb rental discourse is not intended talkative, but anticipating the problems of life. It is estimated that many couples who want to lease the uterus, so the vote abroad because in the country is not allowed.
A seminar participant, Dr. Iskandar admitted receiving complaints couples who have difficulties because of the biological offspring of the female. "I can not advise them to rent womb in our country because it is no umbrella law," he said.
Seminar on Health Law Master held was followed by around 100 people. They consist of students, the medical community, and social activist.
Rental ban in Indonesia's womb contained in Law No. 23 of 1992 on health and Regulation of the Minister of Health the number 73 year 1992 on the Implementation of Artificial Reproductive Technology Services.
Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is also just issued a fatwa on IVF that should be done but not with the rental of the uterus.