Tuesday, June 1, 2010

No more surrogate option for same sex couples in India

According to the draft `Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2010' prepared by a 12-member committee, gay and lesbian couples, Indian or foreign, can't have children born with the help of an Indian surrogate mother.

”.. once this bill is endorsed by the law ministry and becomes an Act, such couples will not be allowed to have surrogate children in India,” said member secretary of the committee Dr R.S. Sharma. ”.. though homosexuality has been decriminalized in India, it has not been made legal. Till gay and lesbian couples get legal status in India, they can't avail surrogacy,” he added.

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