Lok Sabha passes Surrogate Bill.

Opinion Poll: The surrogacy (regulation) bill was passed after an hour long debate amid noisy protests by Congress and AIADMK members over various issues.

A bill that bars commercial surrogacy and allows the process only by close relatives for “altruistic” reasons was passed by the Lok Sabha Wednesday with Health Minister J P Nadda terming the proposed legislation historic.

He said different sections of society, political parties, the Supreme Court and the Law Commission have spoken against commercial surrogacy and that the bill addresses these concerns.

India had become a hub of commercial surrogacy and surrogate mothers also suffered from exploitation, he told the House.

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