Surrogacy Bill 2019

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019: An ambiguous approach to an apparent problem?

By Tanu Singh, Ramjas College, New Delhi.

Surrogacy, a highly controversial issue beset with many ethical, social, and legal dilemmas, has finally met its fate in the light of the new regulation Bill passed by the Indian government. On August 5, Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 which was introduced by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 15th July and is still up for passage in the Upper House. (more…)

Surrogacy in India: An Analysis

By Rabia Mohamed Ismail Abdul Rahim, NUALS, Kochi.

The surrogacy scenario is India is ironic. When on one hand celebrities, ranging from Sharukh Khan to Karan Johar have enthusiastically adopted this Artificial Reproductive Technology, the Government on the other hand, displeased, drafts a bill banning commercial surrogacy as a whole, which is a $400 million industry. Is this the solution to the innumerable issues arising from surrogacy? Or is this just going to fuel the fire? (more…)