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103, 2021

Committee rejects bill requiring reports on destroyed embryos

By |March 1st, 2021|News|

A bill seeking the reports on destroyed embryos was seen as an attack on the people who use in vitro fertilization Monday morning when the Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on HB1248. The committee defeated the legislation.

House Bill 1248 Deferred to 41st

March 1st, 2021|0 Comments

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.

Tackling expungement and surrogacy

February 19th, 2021|0 Comments

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.

2602, 2020

Senators defeat proposed ban on commercial surrogacy in South Dakota

By |February 26th, 2020|Finance|

No parents or surrogates testified in person in favor of the bill, but the line of women who had either used a surrogate or were a surrogate waiting to testify in opposition to the bill stretched out of the committee room into the hallway on Wednesday.

2402, 2020

Advocates fight against a bill that could make surrogacy a crime in South Dakota

By |February 24th, 2020|Archive|

"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.

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