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Surrogacy Tourism to India Under Threat

June 20, 2016

(IMTJ) – India’s booming commercial surrogacy tourism businesses face a bleak outlook. The government is planning legislation to ban most foreigners from hiring Indian surrogates. In October 2015, Indian embassies stopped issuing medical visas allowing foreigners to enter the country for the purposes of hiring a surrogate mother. The Indian Council of Medical Research has also banned clinics from offering such services to foreigners. What was a $2.3 billion industry will collapse.

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