Committee rejects bill requiring reports on destroyed embryos
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
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.
Op-ed: WHY IS THE SOUTH DAKOTA LEGISLATURE ATTACKING SOUTH DAKOTA FAMILIES?
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. [...]
Tackling expungement and surrogacy
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.
Senators defeat proposed ban on commercial surrogacy in South Dakota
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.
Advocates fight against a bill that could make surrogacy a crime in South Dakota
"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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