Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill addresses regulation lacunae in fertility industry, but its non-inclusiveness is troubling
When it comes to women and their wombs, legislators don’t seem to understand the necessity of having well thought out, supportive — and timely — laws. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill 2020 is a case in point.
After getting the green light from Lok Sabha in August, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, is currently up for debate in the Rajya Sabha.
Daily Bulletin: Parliament to discuss Delhi pollution crisis; JNU students to continue protest against fee hike; day's top stories
Daily Bulletin: Parliament to discuss Delhi pollution crisis; JNU students to continue protest against fee hike; Maharashtra logjam continues as Sharad Pawar remains tight-lipped after meeting with Sonia Gandhi; day's top stories
Surrogacy Bill 2019 disempowers women, supersedes more pressing legislation on artificial reproductive technology
It is obvious to anyone acquainted with fertility treatment that it is the whole process of Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) which has to be regulated. Surrogacy is just one small aspect of it. Passing such a Bill before passing the ART Bill (which has been in cold storage for more than a decade) is meaningless.
Parliament today: Rajya Sabha scraps Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir amid Opposition uproar; LS clears bill banning commercial surrogacy
Members of the Congress and Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha opposed the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Govt introduces bill in Lok Sabha to ban commercial surrogacy, includes provision for relatives to act as 'altruistic' surrogates to Indian couples
The government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels.
The womb is a very personal space for a woman, and if she wishes to use it for surrogacy, it is her prerogative to do so. The only role the State has to play is to ensure she is not exploited by unscrupulous elements, and this can be done by recognising surrogacy as legitimate work
Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid sloganeering; House adjourned for the day
Parliament LIVE Updates: The Lok Sabha reconvened with more sloganeering by Congress and AIADMK members. Amid the din, Health Minister JP Nadda introduced the surrogacy bill, after which TMC's Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar spoke on the matter, saying "fashion surrogacy" must be stopped and calling for a public debate on the bill.
Winter Session of Parliament to see 40 bills: Surrogacy, rights for divorced Muslim women and consumers on agenda
The Winter Session of the Parliament is set for a stormy session ahead with the government hoping to pass 40 key bills on corruption, surrogacy and citizenship based on religion among others
A parliamentary standing committee on health will present its report on the surrogacy bill on Thursday. Under the bill, homosexuals, single parents, and live-in couples are also not entitled to for surrogacy
With surrogate mothers being mistreated during recent raids on fertility clinics in Hyderabad, the spotlight is once again on the urgent need to have a proper regulatory body which will address the issue of surrogacy
Surrogacy Bill: Male infertility 'ignored', let's see what politics is played around womb, says author Pinki Virani
“This Bill moves the burden of surrogate birth from a paid-strange woman to an unpaid-known one within the exploitative confines of the family she is deemed as ‘married into’,” says Pinki Virani, author of Politics Of The Womb – The Perils Of IVF, Surrogacy & Modified Babies. The Surrogacy [Regulation] Bill 2016, post-introduction in Parliament, is currently being examined by a Rajya Sabha Standing Committee.
The Maternity Bill, while a laudable move forward, has its flaws, and does not, in my opinion, keep the interest of working mothers at the forefront.
While an “ecstatic” Karan Johar counts his blessings and congratulatory tweets (and changes nappies), he should remember that the government very deliberately will deny that happiness to thousands of others just like him, due to the surrogacy bill.
In an interview with Firstpost, Pinki Virani speaks about her new book 'Politics of the Womb' and the un-discussed side of commercial surrogacy and IVF
When the creation of embryos is a technically-enabled process, the fate of every one of them has to be accounted for.
As the debate around commercial surrogacy rages in India, new technology has raised a whole new set of questions. Like: What if, for instance, artificial or transplanted wombs replace human surrogates?
Undoubtedly, debating the surrogacy bill is complicated. Or so it should be given the nature of the matters raised by the bill.
India has been far behind in deciding what it wants (to allow) in terms of surrogacy.