Why gay couples using surrogacy are the latest target for Europe’s far right

CBC | July 3, 2023

Italy is not alone in its efforts to ban surrogacy: the anti-surrogacy movement is rapidly gaining momentum among the newly empowered far-right parties throughout Europe, part of their broader effort to disenfranchise LGBTQ families.

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Couple moves HC over bar on donor gametes for surrogacy

The Times of India | May 16, 2023

A couple in Mumbai is challenging a recent rule change that allows only the use of gametes from intending parents for surrogacy (no donor gametes), on the grounds that the rule violates constitutional rights.

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Delhi LG gives nod to medical boards for surrogacy

Hindustan Times | February 21, 2023

Newly approved medical boards in Delhi will allow surrogacy procedures to be undertaken without intending couples having to ask permission from court, but restrictions on surrogacy remain in place.

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Commercialization of Surrogacy in India: The Effects of Globalisation

The Times of India | January 24, 2023

Surrogacy laws in India are caught between conflicting interests of stakeholders. The state aims to protect the surrogate from exploitation, but banning surrogacy may infringe on women’s right to reproductive autonomy and limit opportunities for parenthood.

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State Issues Guideline for All Surrogacy Clinics

Team MP | millenniumpost | December 8, 2022

The State Health Department in Kolkata has clarified the guidelines regulating surrogacy in India, which came into effect in January 2021. They detail the medical conditions that permit a woman to opt for surrogacy and stipulate that the intending parents must be married and fall within a particular age range.

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Centre Opposes Plea Challenging Provisions of Surrogacy Law

The Hindu | November 8, 2022

Petitioners challenging India’s surrogacy law–including the ban on payment–argue that it violates the right to reproductive autonomy, which they deem a part of the right to privacy guaranteed in the Constitution. But the Indian government opposes any dilution of the law.

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Busan Asian Cinema Fund Recipient ‘Mariam’ Tackles Plight of Migrant Workers, Illegal Surrogacy in India

Naman Ramachandran | Variety | October 5, 2022

A new film, “Mariam,” follows the breadwinner of an Indian migrant family who travels to Mumbai in search of work. The title character takes on an illegal surrogate pregnancy to earn money to support her family.

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SC to Examine Plea Against Provisions of Surrogacy, ART Acts

Ashish Tripathi | Deccan Herald | September 26, 2022

India’s Supreme Court will examine a challenge to the 2021 Surrogacy Act and Assisted Reproduction Act. The petition contends that the ban on commercial surrogacy may result in the exploitation of women within the family under the guise of altruistic surrogacy.

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How a Photo of Khloé Kardashian Reignited Debate on Motherhood, Surrogacy, and Global Inequality

Rohitha Naraharisetty | The Swaddle | September 26, 2022

While international surrogacy makes parenthood possible for some, it also operates within global systems of inequality that leave surrogates with little recognition or power.

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Centre Mandates 3-yr Health Insurance Plan For Surrogate Mother

Priyanka Sharma | Livemint | June 23, 2022

Couples in India who wish to start a family through surrogacy must purchase health insurance for their surrogate to cover pregnancy complications for a period of 36 months after giving birth from an accredited insurance company.

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