The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha recently passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021 (ART) and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2021 (SRB). Both laws were once a consolidated law which sat on a wall like ‘Humpty Dumpty’ for years.
But in 2016, the nationalist rage against foreigners exploiting Indian women’s wombs led Humpty Dumpty to have a great fall. The SRB was introduced as a standalone law in 2016 leaving the ART to catch up.
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