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Quantum Leap: Surrogacy Regulation Is a Distant Dream in India

August 31, 2016

(Daily Mail) – The government’s decision to ban commercial surrogacy and regulate surrogacy services is a welcome step. But it would be a mistake to believe that the proposed law is going to end unethical practices in the multi-billion rupee surrogacy business. India’s experiments with regulating medical technologies in the past three decades have failed miserably to achieve their objectives. Two most glaring examples of this trend are the Pre- Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, and the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.

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