Commercial surrogacy legal and industry in India: SC

Dhananjay Mahapatra | The Times of India | New Delhi | 3 October 2008

Japanese surrogate baby Manji may have thrown up a huge debate between purists and the needy about the ethicality of surrogacy, but the Supreme Court not only validated “commercial surrogacy” but also termed it a virtual industry in India.

In its judgment in the Manji case on Monday, the apex court allowed the child’s biological grandmother to approach the Centre for travel documents to take the baby to Japan, but at the same time put its stamp of approval on ‘commercial surrogacy’.

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