How do you see the proposed bill to ban commercial surrogacy in India?Commercial surrogacy was made unlawful in India w.e.f. November 4, 2015.
More than 2,000 surrogacy clinics were running in India and over the past decade many couples from foreign countries desperate for a biological child used to visit India for the purpose as the laws were not clear about the same.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, has proposed to prohibit commercial surrogacy and allows only ethical surrogacy to needy infertile couples.
Some of the salient features of the proposed bill are as follows -
1. The foreigners are prohibited from commissioning surrogacy in the country .
2. Only legally wedded Indian couples can have kids through surrogacy. Unmarried couples, homosexual couples, single parents and live-in couples are barred.
3. A complete ban on commercial surrogacy i.e. the expecting parents will pay for the medical procedure and not the surrogate mothers.
How do you see the proposed bill to ban commercial surrogacy in India?