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The Surrogacy Bill is an assault on the idea of a progressive nation

India's new Surrogacy Bill is nothing less than an assault on the idea of a progressive nation

Surrogacy— a legal process that involves a woman agreeing to carry someone else's baby to term. Photo: iStock
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Surrogacy— a legal process that involves a woman agreeing to carry someone else's baby to term. Photo: iStock

Nikita Puri
A cake with two candles appears in the Kumar household at least once a month. There’s no reason for it, call it an “unbirthday cake”, like at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. “My babies love it. It’s one of those exciting moments for them,” says Rakesh Kumar, a globetrotting marketing consultant with roots in Delhi and offices in Dubai and Singapore. Kumar has two children, both of them born through surrogacy. Surrogacy is a process supported by a legal agreement that involves a woman agreeing to be impregnated to carry someone else's baby to term (the egg may or may

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 10:24 PM IST

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