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Indian IVF doctors slam move to ban commercial surrogacy

Experts are divided on the new surrogacy bill

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Leading Indian fertility doctors and surrogate mothers on Thursday (August 25) criticised a move to ban commercial surrogacy, saying it will severely limit options for childless couples and women who carry others’ babies as a way out of poverty. India’s cabinet on Wednesday cleared a bill to restrict surrogacy services to Indian married couples, following concerns over the “rent-a-womb” industry exploiting impoverished young women. The bill seeks to bar foreign, single and homosexual would-be parents from surrogacy services in India and states that only women who are close relatives of a beneficiary can act as surrogates. Gita Makwana, 33, who…

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