Govt to Make Commercial Surrogacy Illegal

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New Delhi: An authority will be set up to see if the requests are genuine and permission will be granted after asserting the needs of the couple.
The government will soon make commercial surrogacy illegal. The government, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court mentioned that it does not support commercial surrogacy.

According to the affidavit, altruistic surrogacy will be permitted in cases of infertile married couples. An authority will be set up to see if the requests are genuine and permission will be granted after asserting the needs of the couple, said the affidavit.

Earlier in the day, holding that surrogacy has become a commercial activity in India, the Chairperson of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Women’s Commission today demanded enactment of a legislation to regulate it.

“Surrogacy has become a commercial activity in India. Please don’t treat women’s womb as a commodity. There must be an Act which can regulate the activities of infertility clinics and the surrogacy industry which is concentrating only on earning money,” Tripurana Venkataratnam told.

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