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Government to table Surrogacy Bill in Parliament soon

In A Written Response To A Question, Minister Of State For Health And Family Welfare Anupriya Patel Said The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 Is Likely To Be Placed In Parliament Shortly.

PTI | Updated on: 02 Aug 2016, 07:28:33 PM

New Delhi:

There is no law regulating single-parent surrogacy in the country and the government is in the process of finalising the draft for a bill on surrogacy regulation which is likely to be placed before Parliament soon, the Rajya Sabha was today informed.

In a written response to a question, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 is likely to be placed in Parliament shortly.

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act Amendment Bill, 2016 has been drafted following an extensive consultative process with experts and the legislation is ready for placing before the Cabinet for approval, she said.

Replying to another question, Faggan Singh Kulaste, MoS in the Ministry of Health and Family Planning, said minor changes have been made in the rules relating to clinical trials.

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First Published : 02 Aug 2016, 07:27:00 PM