ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Why All Non-Altruistic Surrogacy Should Be Banned

The growth of reproductive tourism in India is justifi ed as a win-win situation: women from abroad, desperate to bear biological babies, can now do so while the Indian women surrogates earn money. The bill of the Government of India to regulate this booming market was drafted at the behest of the very industry it seeks to regulate, and is meant not so much to offer protection to the women surrogates but to the industry. This article suggests that we recognise this business as exploitative and involving the appropriation of surplus labour, albeit with some special characteristics, and as a result, evoke a different set of policy implications.

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