State to ask Cen­tre for stricter sur­ro­gacy law

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MUM­BAI: State pub­lic health min­is­ter Dr Deepak Sawant on Fri­day said his gov­ern­ment was keen on mak­ing stricter laws for sur­ro­gacy in the state, by lim­it­ing its use for ail­ing women or those med­i­cally un­fit to con­ceive.

Sawant was re­ply­ing to a dis- cus­sion on women’s health is­sues in the leg­isla­tive coun­cil, when he an­nounced the state will rec­om­mend to the Cen­tre that sur­ro­gacy laws be tight­ened. “Sur­ro­gacy should be al­lowed when a woman is fac­ing a se­ri­ous med­i­cal prob­lem, such as cancer, or in a case where she can­not bear a child,” said Sawant.

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