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Minnesota Law: protecting assisted reproduction

Update: This legislation did not pass. A strong Catholic coalition worked against it. Local attorney Steven Snyder, who has been involved in these discussions, sent these two news articles. The first notes opponents’ stated intent to seek criminal prohibition of surrogacy and other laws to limit treatment of infertility in the future. The second is…

Reproductive Law: Slow progress for our families

I was asked to speak recently to a law school class about reproductive technology and the Choice Mom. Other panelists included a gay couple from Paris who came to the U.S. because it is illegal for them to have a child in France (they are waiting to go back until a time they don’t have to lie about why they have a child)… a married woman who used a gestational carrier after medical issues prevented her from carrying a child… and a single gay man, now father of two.