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Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill addresses regulation lacunae in fertility industry, but its non-inclusiveness is troubling
India

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.

Rajya Sabha members voice concerns around Surrogacy Bill 2019: Here's what's at stake
Health

Rajya Sabha members voice concerns around Surrogacy Bill 2019: Here's what's at stake

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
India

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
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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
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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
India

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.

Surrogacy Bill puts donors at risk of exploitation, excludes single parents, queer couples
India

Surrogacy Bill puts donors at risk of exploitation, excludes single parents, queer couples

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
Politics

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
India

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

Parliamentary panel to place report on surrogacy bill tomorrow
India

Parliamentary panel to place report on surrogacy bill tomorrow

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

As confusion over surrogacy in India deepens, who cares about the surrogate mother?
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As confusion over surrogacy in India deepens, who cares about the surrogate mother?

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
India

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.

Maternity Bill fails to keep working mothers' interest in forefront
India

Maternity Bill fails to keep working mothers' interest in forefront

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.

Karan Johar may be shattering stereotypes but not many in India can follow his footsteps
Entertainment

Karan Johar may be shattering stereotypes but not many in India can follow his footsteps

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.

Pinki Virani on commercial surrogacy: 'Worst kind of patriarchy posing as pro-woman choice'
Life

Pinki Virani on commercial surrogacy: 'Worst kind of patriarchy posing as pro-woman choice'

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

Embryos in limbo: Proposed surrogacy bill remains silent on the fate of these nuclear life forms
Life

Embryos in limbo: Proposed surrogacy bill remains silent on the fate of these nuclear life forms

When the creation of embryos is a technically-enabled process, the fate of every one of them has to be accounted for.

Surrogacy row: Assisted reproduction is changing faster than we can discuss its implications
Life

Surrogacy row: Assisted reproduction is changing faster than we can discuss its implications

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?

Surrogacy bill: Anupriya Patel's comment on women wanting 'easy money' driven by morality
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Surrogacy bill: Anupriya Patel's comment on women wanting 'easy money' driven by morality

Undoubtedly, debating the surrogacy bill is complicated. Or so it should be given the nature of the matters raised by the bill.

Surrogacy Bill: Why denying singles the right to parenthood doesn't seem right
Life

Surrogacy Bill: Why denying singles the right to parenthood doesn't seem right

India has been far behind in deciding what it wants (to allow) in terms of surrogacy.