India Bans Commercial Surrogacy

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...
Cambodia: 32 Surrogate Mothers Released on Bail

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...
Surrogacy: Trapped by a Certain Conception of Artificial Conception?

Surrogacy: Trapped by a Certain Conception of Artificial Conception?

“I’d like to extract us out of a trap that is contaminating the surrogacy debate these days. This trap is consequentialism. I’d like to suggest an exercise to explain the word, and the trap that goes with it. First of all, let’s consider how good it is for...
Fines against surrogacy trade in Cambodia

Fines against surrogacy trade in Cambodia

In order to fight against human trafficking, surrogacy trade has been banned since October 2016 in Cambodia and January 8th, 2018 was set as the time limit for amnesty. Surrogate mothers will not be prosecuted if they gave birth and gave the child to the sponsors...