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Supreme Court suggests ban on commercial surrogacy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reportedly suggested a ban on commercial surrogacy and directed the government to re-examine the policy to allow import of human embryo.

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and N V Ramana on Wednesday said various issues related to surrogacy were not covered by any law and the government must take a holistic view and bring in a legislation, reports ToI.

“Commercial surrogacy should not be allowed but it is going on in the country. You are allowing trading of human embryo. It is becoming a business. It has evolved into surrogacy tourism,” the bench said.

In 2013, the Centre issued a notification allowing import of human embryos for artificial reproduction paving the way for foreign couples to bring in frozen human embryos and rent a surrogate womb in India.

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