THE EVALUATION OF SURROGACY’S LEGAL SYSTEM IN INDONESIA AS COMPARISON TO INDIA’S LEGISLATION

*Mega Dewi Ambarwati -  Master’s Program in Law, Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Indonesia
Ghina Azmita Kamila -  Master’s Program in Law, Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Indonesia
Received: 3 Apr 2019; Published: 30 Sep 2019; Available online: 1 Oct 2019.
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Abstract

Nowadays, in marriage life, spouse often dealing with big problem as like infertility which make them unable to have offspring. However, due to infertility, the spouse has obtained some efforts to solve their problems. One way to solve the problem is by obtaining surrogacy with the help of surrogate mother. Nevertheless, in Indonesia, especially, surrogacy as well as surrogate mother is still considered to be taboo things and no legal system which regulate the surrogacy and/or surrogate mother. Yet other countries have allowed or legalize the surrogacy practice as well as surrogate mother. Hence, this study aimed to reveal a comparison of legal system on surrogate mother and surrogacy law in Indonesia and India. This study used comparative legal research methodology through the functional method since Indonesia has the same function over the purpose of law establishment on the surrogate mother in India. The result reveals that it needs a legal system on surrogacy and surrogate mother as the legal certainty for any individual especially spouse who could not have offspring along with some reasons such as minimalize prostitution and unregistered marriage, prevent dispute, and to develop scientific field.

Keywords
Surrogate Mother; Surrogacy; Legal Certainty; Indonesia; India

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