House Bill 1248, which was to require every facility that handles embryos to report each year the number of embryos it disposes of or destroys, the number of embryos it ships out of state for disposal, and the total number of embryos shipped out of state for any reason, was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day on 5-1 by the Senate Health and Human Services committee.
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By: Families From South Dakota Surrogacy, Inc. A group of South Dakota families who have struggled with infertility are feeling under attack with the line of bills being proposed in the South Dakota legislature. In the 2020 legislative session, a bill which would have made it a crime to enter into a surrogacy agreement [...]
This session I was able to cosponsor and in- fluence multiple pieces of legislation. My seats on the Judiciary and State Affairs committees have provided our dis- trict to have a real impact and voice in the Senate. I was also able to author and be prime sponsor to three separate bills to re- form our criminal justice system and take the first real steps in reducing the pain killer and meth epi- demics we have been un- able to reign in thus far.
"He's pro-life and worried that since pregnancy is involved a termination could be involved. It's frustrating because we look at it as surrogacy is pro-life. We're creating life," said Gehling.