October 6, 2016
(IMTJ) – India’s government has passed a bill to ban all commercial surrogacy in the country, allowing only close family relatives to become surrogate mothers. The proposed measure is a blow to the thriving but unregulated rent-a-womb industry that many activists say is exploiting poor women. The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 proposes a radical change from imposing a blanket ban on commercial surrogacy to allowing only couples who have been married for 5 years or more to seek such services, and from a close relative only.
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