Bioethics

India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

On December 19, 2018, the House of Deputies in India, the Lok Sabha, adopted a bill prohibiting surrogacy. In order to protect women from being exploited, the draft law on “commercial” surrogacy has a provision for a jail term of up to 10 years. Since...

Compensation Paid to Brother for Siblings’ Disabilities

A decision has just been rendered by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Bordeaux, France on the delicate issue of paying compensation for the distress caused by the birth of a child whose disability was not detected during pregnancy due to a medical error....

Cambodia: 32 Surrogate Mothers Released on Bail

Charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers on behalf of Chinese clients, 32 Cambodian women have just been freed from detention after agreeing to keep their babies. An official at the Cambodian National Committee for Counter Trafficking in persons...