Altruism and the Politics of Legislating Reproductive Labour: Why surrogacy matters discusses international surrogacy in terms of belonging, personhood as well as citizenship and wider processes of reproductive stratification connected with the rise of reproductive travel. More locally and following a close reading of the surrogacy legislation making process in India it sets out to address questions about the nature of reproductive altruism, the commodification of reproductive labour, contemporary discourse on the meaning and exercise of choice and consent, and the possibilities by which reproductive rights are legally invoked through constitutional means.