In the news: “India’s Rent-a-Womb Industry Faces New Restrictions”

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Hillary Brenhouse, India’s Rent-a-Womb Industry Faces New Restrictions, The Time, June 5, 2010.

This article highlights the fate of  surrogate-born children and the urgent need for legislation to regulate one of India’s fastest-growing industries.

“A draft bill to direct assisted reproductive technology (ART) is likely to be introduced this year in Parliament. The new legislation will beef up surrogacy guidelines authored by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that have often gone unheeded by the few hundred Indian fertility clinics accustomed to writing their own rules.”