Jayna Kothari on The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

by Admin
September 11, 2016
Gender & Sexuality

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, which was cleared by the Cabinet on 24 August, has invited criticism from experts and a section of stakeholders for being over-protectionist and narrow. ┬áThe issues raised in this article are relating to the necessity of surrogacy due to economic disparity between classes; the scope of ‘consent’ in a surrogacy arrangement; its human rights concerns; the role of legislations in an unregulated industry. Jayna Kothari, Executive Director, CLPR has been quoted on the clash and overlap of rights of the child vis-a-vis the surrogate mother.