Assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics as well as interested foreigners — gays and singles —have questioned the order saying that surrogacy should be made available to all including singles, married couples and unmarried couples — as it was prior to this order.
The foremost issues are: the position of ART clinics which are yet to be recognized by the ICMR and the ART Regulation which is still not an Act, and clarity on the issue of surrogacy law in other countries.
ART clinics are upset because the notification takes away lucrative business that costs anywhere between USD 15,000 and 30,000 per surrogate child. “The notification is retrogressive. It is everybody’s right to become a parent,” says Dr Rita Bakshi of IFC Surrogacy Centre, Delhi?
“It is very distressing to find that the baby is not acceptable in their parent country. This is why our hospital demands that foreigners first show us a document saying their country would accept the baby,” she said. This, however, is not a regular practice.
ART clinics say the Supreme Court direction in the case of Baby Manji in 2008 had settled this issue when it clearly observed that “intended parent may be single male or a male homosexual.”?
MBBS, DGO, MD (Obs & Gynae)
Chairperson – IVF Program.
She graduated from Lady Harding Medical College University of Delhi, got Diploma in Obs & Gynae from St. Stephens Hospital and MD (Gynae & Obs) from Safdarjung Hospital.
She is trained in ART (Assisted reproductive Techniques) & IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
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