She rents her womb, but all that she receives in return goes for the house rent. Is this the mere value of a poor woman in India?
Passed by the Parliament on August 24, 2016, the new Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016 aims to aid the poor women, and put a halt to their exploitation and poor working conditions. At the same time, the question arises if the bill lies merely on the paper or it shall be executed in reality as well?
Most of the developed nations like France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and Britain have banned commercial surrogacy i.e., the practice by which a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to a couple that cannot carry a child, with a marketable motive.
The only thing they are acknowledged with, is physical and mental turmoil. And this is not the end of the story, this is just the beginning of the fact that, the Centre wants to put a halt at the exploitation of the poor women, in contrast to giving a chance to infertile couples have a baby. The question is, until when?
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A stout believer of the doctrine of karma, and definitely an optimist. Bhavya suffers from a childhood syndrome, of laughing at serious situations and the same translates in her writings in the form of disastrous wit. Food, music and books are the definition of immense happiness.