The Australian couple's move to abandon one of their twins born via a surrogate mother in India has raised new controversy for Indian surrogacy while exposing the dark side of the booming industry in the country.
An Australian couple abandoned one of their biological child born to a surrogate mother in India because of the baby's gender, despite Australian consular officials pleading with them to take home the twins.
A bill to regulate assisted reproduction like surrogacy and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is likely to be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament, a senior Health Ministry official said on Monday.
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre on the issue of citizenship of child born in the country out of surrogacy in which biological parents are foreign nationals but birth mother is Indian.
Thailand`s military government gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offence, following a spate of dramatic surrogacy scandals in the past two weeks.
Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down Syndrome.
Thailand is examining the legality of surrogacy service clinics and doctors who perform the procedures after a recent case in which a baby with Down syndrome was allegedly abandoned by his Australian parents.
Reports that an Australian couple abandoned a baby with his surrogate mother in Thailand because he has Down Syndrome have raised fears Australia will ban international surrogacy, a support group said Saturday.
The Israeli government approved changes to guidelines on an existing surrogacy law which would allow same-sex couples and single people in the country to have children through surrogates, Xinhua reported.
Keen on bringing a new bill to regulate the fast expanding business of surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology clinics, the Department of Health Research today said there is no proposal to have an expert committee to relook the proposed legislation.