Thursday, September 1, 2016

India considers a Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 (banning commercial surrogacy, and restricting surrogacy to traditional couples)

Here's the government press release:
Cabinet approves introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016" 

"The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016".

The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the State and Union Territories. The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples. "

Needless to say, there is lots of press reaction, on both sides, for multiple reasons. A sampling of headlines pro and con, with links:

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