Kolkata: For Single Dad, It’s Two for Joy as he Meets Newborns After Nearly Two Months

By Tamaghna Banerjee | The Times of India | May 30, 2020

Abhishek Paul, a young single father from Kolkata living in Salt Lake City, Iowa, finally got to meet his newborn twins 57 days after they were born to a surrogate in Delhi. Due to the COVID lockdown and then cyclone Amphan, Paul was not able to travel to Delhi until May 29. The babies remained at the hospital’s child care center, cared for by the staff, who sent daily videos to Paul until he arrived to pick up his sons.

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Gujarat: Babies Stuck in Surrogacy Hub, Parents Wait for Travel Nod

By Aditi Raja | The Indian Express | May 5, 2020

Among those stranded due to the coronavirus lockdown are more than a dozen newborns in Gujarat, India. This article highlights the Akanksha Infertility Centre, one of the biggest surrogacy facilities in the country, and how they have been dealing with the impact of the travel restrictions. According to the article, some of the babies have been waiting for more than a month for their biological parents to take them home. Staff and the NICU doctor are caring for them in the meantime.

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India Poised To Restrict Surrogate Pregnancies – Analysis

By Neeta Lal | EurasiaReview | October 27, 2019

India is poised to pass a bill that will outlaw commercial surrogacy and impose restrictions on altruistic surrogacy that exclude single people and same-sex couples. This comprehensive article breaks down the perspectives offered by both supporters and critics of the bill.

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Delhi: Surrogate Hides Health Information, Dies Bearing Twins

By Durgesh Nandan Jha | The Times of India | September 30, 2019

A tragic case in India illustrates why many medical practitioners hope the Surrogacy Regulation Bill will ultimately become law. Union health minister describes regulating surrogacy as “the need of the hour” and estimates that between 2,000 and 3,000 surrogacy clinics are operating illegally in the country currently.

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Is the Surrogacy Bill Regressive?

By Chinki Sinha | India Today | September 4, 2019

Supporters of a new surrogacy bill in India say it would end the exploitation of women and protect the rights of children born through surrogacy. Opponents point out that the bill excludes all intended parents except married heterosexual couples and only allows for altruistic surrogacy, which they view as a violation of women’s rights.

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Surrogacy Laws: Why a Global Approach is Needed to Stop Exploitation of Women

By Herjeet Marway and Gulzaar Barn | The Conversation | July 30, 2018

More countries are pushing for surrogacy regulations that safeguard the health and well-being of people acting as surrogates. However, as this article explains, these changes are limited in how effectively they address problem of exploitation because surrogacy laws still vary drastically by country.

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