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Should False Representation in Assisted Reproduction Be a Crime?


Warning: This article contains content surrounding fertility fraud. Some individuals may find the content of this article triggering.

The House Public Safety Committee heard public testimony on House Bill 1848, concerning criminalizing fraud in assisted reproduction.


HB 1848 – 2021-22

HB 1848  Concerning crimes concerning fraud in assisted reproduction.. Bill Information (link)
Sponsors: Orwall, Mosbrucker, Goodman, Graham
Status: Public hearing held in the House Committee on Public Safety January 25 at 8:00 AM.

Brief Bill Summary
Bill analysis

  • Creates the new crime of False Representation in Assisted Reproduction.
  • Provides that a person commits the crime of Assault in the Third Degree if he or she implants his or her gametes or reproductive material into a patient without the patient’s written consent.

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