Surrogacy in India

Surrogacy in India- a background

  1. In 2002, India became the first country to legalise commercial surrogacy
  2. The surrogacy debate started in India in 2008, when a two-week-old Baby was left stateless after the commissioning parents in Japan divorced during the pregnancy and the commissioning mother refused to accept the baby
  3. This led Gujarat HC to state that there is extreme urgency to push through legislation which addresses such issues
  4. Subsequently, the 228th report of the Law Commission of India recommended prohibiting commercial surrogacy
  5. And also, allowing ethical altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian citizens by enacting a suitable legislation
  6. By 2012, India had become the surrogacy capital of the world with surrogacy tourism valued at approximately $500 million annually
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