Changes to the assisted reproduction code in California

Posted on: June 13th 2011

A new bill that will codify case law with respect to assisted reproduction technology has been introduced to the California State Assembly. The bill will clarify when intended parents are the legal parents of children conceived through assisted reproduction. The difficulty with the bill as introduced is that it doesn’t allow for embryos that were donated to recipients or where recipients planned on using the embryos themselves and then found they needed to utilize a surrogate. We have sent comments to Sacramento in hopes this bill will be amended and then passed. You can find the bill, relevant commentary, and suggested amendments at Around the Capitol.