The surrogacy bill gets it all wrong4 min read . Updated: 01 Sep 2016, 05:00 AM IST
Bans create black markets and greater vulnerability, and take away an economic option from working-class women
At a press conference in New Delhi on 24 August, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj announced cabinet approval for the new surrogacy bill, describing it as a “revolutionary step" towards women’s welfare. On the contrary, this bill vastly compounds the vulnerability of women who become surrogates, all the while privileging a skewed and dangerous notion of family.
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