Sanskari Surrogacy: Modern India, Regressive Bill?

PUBLISHED ON: July 16, 2019 | Duration: 15 min, 34 sec

  
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It is a piece of legislation that has created a huge controversy but the government is determined to push it through. A bill regulating surrogacy in India has been introduced in the Lok Sabha which will essentially ban commercial surrogacy and allow only close relatives to act as surrogates to infertile couples for "ethical altruistic" reasons. The bill also says surrogacy will only be allowed for an Indian married couple between the ages of 25 and 50 for women, and 26 and 55 for men. The intending couple must have no surviving child biologically or through adoption or through surrogacy earlier. A woman should be allowed to act as a surrogate mother only once and should be between 25 and 35 years of age and should be a close relative of the intending couple. She should be married and have a child of her own as well.
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