●Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020
•The Cabinet has approved the introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 that aims to prohibit commercial surrogacy in India.
•The purpose of the Bill is to ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy, and allow ethical surrogacy.
•Altruistic surrogacy arrangement?
The Bill includes contracting a ‘close relative’ as a surrogate by a heterosexual married couple who have been childless for five years of their marriage
◽15 major changes have been suggested in a report presented by the Select Committee on Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill
•The controversial clause of “close relative” has been done away with and instead the committee has recommended the term to be replaced with a “willing woman”
•Increase insurance cover for the surrogate mother from the 16 months proposed in the Bill to 36 months. etc