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The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. The case in hand brings forth a series of grave biomedical and ethical issues as lack of comprehensive physical and psycho-social counselling to all the stakeholders involved in surrogacy namely surrogate mother, intending mother father, egg donor before the initiation of surrogacy under the Surrogacy Bill.

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Surrogacy Bill must direct screening of couples, surrogate mother

In view of the present case before the Family Court of Mumbai being adjudicated between an Iranian intending couple and an Indian surrogate mother where in the latter alleges that the intending father is not of good character and therefore refuses to hand over the custody of child given birth by her to the Iranian national.

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Altruistic Surrogacy under Surrogacy Bill 2016 – The Socio-Legal Challenges Ahead

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 has been introduced in the parliament following cabinet approval which proposes for the first ever legalization of altruistic surrogacy and prohibition and penalization of commercial surrogacy in India to put an end to exploitation of surrogate mothers.

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Opinion: The Surrogacy Bill 2016 needs complete overhaul to safeguard interests of stakeholders

The Bill in its enthusiastic drive to control the exploitation of surrogate mothers has made a glaring oversight of the other crucial stakeholder — the infertile individuals who are facing medical ailments and need such treatment.

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Opinion: Family Balancing, ART & Sex Selective Surrogacy – National, International, Legal Perspectives

Keeping in mind the Indian position on sex ratio, menace of female foeticide, it may be rightfully said that sex selection through any other nomenclature means or techniques must be strictly prohibited, penalized as there ought to be counter balancing of the individual rights towards larger social, legal objectives, social welfare.

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