02 Sep 2016

The Cabinet’s nod to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 on 24th August 2016[1] is undoubtedly a remarkable initiative to bring more clarity to the grey area of surrogacy regulation in India. However, it has raised many issues and concerns. India, where commercial surrogacy has been legal for more than a decade, has become an attractive worldwide hub for commercial surrogacy, and has led to various issues and unethical practices such as coerced and forced surrogacy, exploitation of surrogate mothers, abandonment of surrogate babies, importing human embryos and gametes etc. This situation created a pressing need for better regulation of surrogacy in India.>>

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