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  1. Single parents, homosexuals, live-in couples not allowed altruistic surrogacy: EAM Sushma Swaraj

Single parents, homosexuals, live-in couples not allowed altruistic surrogacy: EAM Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj said that bill has been produced to avoid commercialisation and unethical practices going on in the name of surrogacy. She also said that India has become a surrogacy hub over some time and many incident of malpractices are being reported.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 3:52 PM
Speaking about the details of the draft bill on surrogacy, the minister said that altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders. (PTI) Speaking about the details of the draft bill on surrogacy, the minister said that altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders. (PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that single parents, homosexual couples and live-in partners will not be allowed to have children through surrogacy. Speaking about the details of the draft bill on surrogacy, the minister said that altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders. “Single parents, homosexual couples, live-in relationships couples will not be allowed altruistic surrogacy. Altruistic surrogacy will only be allowed for Indian citizens, not NRIs or OCI card holders,” said Swaraj speaking to media.

Swaraj said that bill has been produced to avoid commercialisation and unethical practices going on in the name of surrogacy. She also said that India has become a surrogacy hub over some time and many incident of malpractices are being reported. Swaraj said that clause of not allowing homosexuals and single parents has been added to avoid the different treatment in kids during their upbringing. “This decided so that theres no different treatment for the 2 kids while they’re being raised, or later to avoid fights over property,” Swaraj told the media.

Besides this, the couples who already have a biological or an adopted child will not be allowed to have a second child through altruistic surrogacy.
The union cabinet today cleared a draft bill which aims to regulate surrogacy and safeguard surrogate mothers. As per earlier reports, the proposal was listed as an agenda item of the Cabinet. The new Surrogacy Bill, 2016 aims to regulate commissioning surrogacy in India and also make parentage of such children legal.

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    akshay
    Aug 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    This is unfair. If an individual is not harming anyone else , who is the govt to interfere with a persons life by giving their opinions on how one should live. Upbringing does not happen just by having "norma"l parents.....US presidents come from broken homes with no father.Upbringing comes from feelings of the guardian which are very loving when an effort has been made to procure a baby. Anyway how come our stupid inefficient politicians have time to p such silly opinions and laws quickly when our country needs attention on so many other issues
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    1. Diya Basu
      Aug 25, 2016 at 10:28 am
      I want a child, I can't, you're not letting me, give me yours then!Disappointed by the increasingly absurd, inward-looking, policies on rise :(.
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