Parliamentary Panel to place report on Surrogacy bill TOMORROW…

A parliamentary standing committee on Health will present its report on the surrogacy bill tomorrow. The bill was introduced in November last year in the Lok Sabha. In January, the Rajya Sabha Chairman referred the legislation, as introduced in the Lok Sabha, to the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare for examination and a report on it. “The panel will present its report in Parliament tomorrow,” said a member of the panel.

The legislation proposes to regulate surrogacy in India, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to needy infertile Indian couples. According to the bill, surrogacy is a practise where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending couple and agrees to hand over the child to them after birth.

Under this bill, homosexuals, single parents, and live in couples are also not entitled for surrogacy. Also couples who already have children will not be allowed to go for surrogacy, though they would be free to adopt a child under a separate law.

The bill allows surrogacy only for legally married couples after five years of marriage and with a doctors certificate stating that they are medically unfit to reproduce. Women within the age group of 23 to 50 years and men between 26 to 55 years will be eligible to opt for surrogacy.

To check commercial exploitation and middlemen, the surrogate mother can only be a close relative, like a sister or sister-in-law who is married and has at least one healthy biological child. A woman can be a surrogate only once in her lifetime.


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Cambodia unveils new surrogacy rules

Cambodia has revealed details of its new guidelines on surrogacy after it banned the commercial practice last year.

Fathers of surrogate children will now be required to perform a DNA test to prove their paternity before a child can be handed over to its parents, the Cambodia Daily reported on Tuesday.

Under Cambodian family law, the birth mother is automatically recognised as a child’s parent and in most cases, her husband is legally assumed to be the father. The burden of proof is now on the adoptive couple to show otherwise in court.

They will, however, be able to apply for exit paperwork for their children but will still need to go to court to prove their ability to raise the child financially in addition to its paternity, the country’s Ministry of the Interior was quoted as saying.

Cambodia’s sudden decision to ban commercial surrogacy in November left many foreign couples in limbo.

Many Cambodian surrogates were relocated to Thailand, where exit post-birth was easier.

“For those unable to relocate, parents were often forced to apply for a Cambodian passport and take their surrogate and newborn to Vietnam as a route towards returning home.”

Cambodia previously had a thriving and largely unregulated surrogacy industry after Nepal, Thailand and India banned commercial surrogacy.

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Authorities are preparing a draft law to make surrogacy legal with a range of protections for the women and babies involved.

News of the move emerged yesterday after a meeting between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and newly appointed United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Cambodia Lene Kroll Christiansen. Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said Mr. Sokhonn told Ms. Christiansen about the surrogacy development.

“Cambodian government relevant institutes are preparing to draft a new law to make surrogacy legal in order to control and prevent Cambodian children who are born via surrogacy from becoming victims,” Mr. Sounry said.

Sok Somoni, a cabinet chief in the Women’s Affairs Ministry, confirmed that discussions about surrogacy were taking place, but declined to say more. Surrogacy has been a controversial issue in the region and has been banned by India, Nepal and Thailand.

Ros Socheap, the executive director of Gender and Development for Cambodia NGO, said: “I don’t see any benefit for surrogate mothers.“My personal opinion is that this law will not benefit Cambodian women who are hired to be surrogates by other people, especially rich people.“In Cambodia, surrogacy will target women from low-income families and low education.

“They don’t understand the meaning of the agreement when they decide to be surrogates, thus they will be at high risk of harm.“Surrogate mothers will get only a short-term benefit from the money,” she added.“On the other hand, their husbands will get angry with those surrogate women. They will accuse them of having sex to be a surrogate.“It will affect the emotions and trust between husband and wife. They will face family tension.“For example, if a baby born via surrogacy has abnormalities and the people who wanted the baby flee, who is responsible?

“The surrogate mother will have to take care of these babies. It is another burden for these women.”Ms. Socheap said this had happened in the US, where surrogacy is legal in some states, and in India and Nepal. At the meeting with Mr. Sokhonn, Ms. Christiansen said she would pay special attention to helping pregnant women whose lives are at risk during childbirth. Especially, she would focus on projects to reduce the maternal death rate during childbirth in Cambodia.

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