Surrogacy Should Be Regulated, But the New Bill Falls Short

By Deepa V., Sarojini Nadimpally | The Wire | Jan. 2, 2019

This opinion piece by advocates at Sama Resource Group for Women and Health asserts that India’s Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 is discriminatory and regressive because it allows only heterosexual, married couples to engage in commercial surrogacy–and only married women with consent of their husbands. They advocate for regulation that upholds the rights of women acting as surrogates and allows single, queer and live-in partners to engage in surrogacy; and for broader regulation of the entire assisted reproductive technology industry.

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