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    ...Before we dismiss these proposals as "draconian and archaic" or hail them as a pioneering attempt by a state to protect its citizens, let's speculate a little about the government's reasons for proposing such changes.The no-brainer answer: to avoid more international legal battles.The politically correct version: to better protect the right of the child and ensure that only people in stable relationships and from countries that agree to give the child citizenship are allowed to have babies through surrogacy.But the suggested changes reek suspiciously of a misplaced sense of morality.The assumption seems to be that only people in a heterosexual married relationship can be trusted to raise a child and only people of "Indian" origin can be trusted to raise "our" children. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.