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In the light of the recent Bombay High Court judgement permitting a surrogate mother right to terminate pregnancy, the issue of right of surrogate mothers to seek abortion assumes crucial significance which needs consideration.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 proposes for legalization of altruistic surrogacy among the familial relations of the intending couples seeking to have a child through surrogacy involving a close female relative of the same couple as surrogate mother for altruistic reasons. There is complete prohibition on payment of monetary returns to surrogate mother except for insurance.
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.