Is it OK for Celebs to have single parent surrogacy but not others?
In the wake of the recent Surrogacy (Regulations) Bill 2016 (Bill No. 257 of 2016) proposes for domestic altruistic surrogacy and prohibiting commercial, overseas or foreign surrogacy in India and permitting surrogacy only for such “Indian heterosexually married couples whose marriage has subsisted for five years or more wherein either couple are infertile”. The recent cases of celeb single parent surrogacy has questioned the legality and raised debates on the permissibility of same.
While this Surrogacy bill awaits enactment, it is pertinent to refer and reiterate existing supreme court judicial pronouncement and the existing Law commission report and the Medical council guidelines on surrogacy, these seek to permit for single parent surrogacy.