Surrogacy Bill

Surrogacy Bill News

Explained: Key provisions of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

Chapter I of the Bill defines a surrogate mother as, “a woman bearing a child (who is genetically related to the intending couple) through surrogacy from the implantation of the embryo in her womb…”.

Our notions of motherhood

Bill to promote altruistic surrogacy gives short shrift to women’s agency.


Surrogacy Regulation Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill, introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, stipulates the constitution of surrogacy boards at the national and state levels. The couples will not be able to abandon a child produced through surrogacy under any condition.

Cabinet clears Bill that bars commercial surrogacy

The Bill proposes to regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the State and Union Territories.

Mother, Maybe

The Surrogacy Bill 2016 discriminates between who can and cannot be a mother.

Over to the elders

Surrogacy Bill passed by Lok Sabha seems impervious to criticisms. Opponents of the ban on commercial surrogacy contend that outright prohibition would push the surrogacy market underground, defeating the regulation’s purpose of protecting surrogate mothers.


Surrogacy Bill, then & now

Lok Sabha passes 2016 Bill with changes, but without adopting some recommendations of committee that examined it. The key aspects of the Bill in current form, and what has changed and what has not.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to check commercial surrogacy in India

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill allows only married couples who can’t conceive to opt for surrogacy. Moreover, the surrogate mother must be a “close relative”.

Telangana govt mulls bringing law on surrogacy

"The Centre introduced the surrogacy bill in Lok Sabha in 2016...we will follow the suggestions made in that...we will try to bring an Act, for the first time in India, as said by Geeta Reddy," the minister said.

Allow payment, live-in couples: House panel for more liberal surrogacy Bill

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on November 21, 2016 and referred to the standing committee by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha in consultation with the Speaker, Lok Sabha on January 12, 2017