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Law’s paradoxes: Governing surrogacy in India

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages127-151
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319786704
ISBN (Print)9783319786698
DOIs
Published1 Jan 2018

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Abstract

For feminists, law has long been a site of intense political, social and economic contestation. Surrogacy is no different. As India witnessed the fast-paced development of the transnational surrogacy sector in the past two decades, the Indian state adopted a range of policy positions toward commercial surrogacy ranging from a liberal, contract-based model in the late 1990s to a prohibitionist, carceral model in 2016. The chapter maps these legal and discursive shifts through a socio-legal understanding of several legislative proposals to reflect on the continued lack of settlement of legal norms in the surrogacy sector.

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