Surrogate mothers must be aged 25 to 35, already have a child of their own, and can only offer their services once, according to new strict new legislation in India. File photo: Reuters

Baby ban: how India’s strict new surrogacy law is practically prohibition

  • Commercial surrogacy has grown into a multibillion dollar industry, largely lacking regulation, since its legalisation in 2002
  • But a new bill aimed at protecting women and ensuring children’s rights has been derided by critics as a ‘near-ban’
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Surrogate mothers must be aged 25 to 35, already have a child of their own, and can only offer their services once, according to new strict new legislation in India. File photo: Reuters
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