SURROGACY BAN IN IN­DIA and what this means for those who want a baby

Even though In­dia moved to ban com­mer­cial surrogacy last year, the furore is at an all-time peak af­ter the Union Cab­i­net ap­proved the Surrogacy (Reg­u­la­tion) Bill, 2016, just weeks ago. In the guise of pro­tect­ing women and their ba­bies’ rights, from ex­ploi

Mother & Baby - - LIFE & KIDS - SI­MONA TER­RON

BY WHEN the As­sisted Re­pro­duc­tive Tech­niques (Reg­u­la­tion) Bill, 2014, was pro­posed, it made sev­eral pro­vi­sions in­cor­po­rat­ing the rights of sur­ro­gate moth­ers. It bans and crim­i­nalises com­mer­cial surrogacy and le­galises only al­tru­is­tic surrogacy, be­sides also strictly out­lin­ing the cri­te­ria for who can and can­not avail of this med­i­cal mir­a­cle.


It is laud­able that the govern­ment is

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