May 13, 2021
As Legally Speaking went to press, Colorado passed HB21-1022 and the governor signed the bill into law on May 6, 2022. The law creates the "Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act," which will provide significant legal protections and guidance to gestational surrogacy in that state. A detailed report of that law will appear in a future Legally Speaking column.
Dec 08, 2020
U.K. intended parents who wish to transport their gametes or embryos to clinics in the U.S. to conceive with a gestational carrier will now be able to arrange export much more straightforwardly.
Nov 16, 2020
A California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s ruling that a widow had no right to use her deceased husband’s sperm without an affirmative showing that he intended her to do so.
Oct 12, 2020
Without the privacy protections of Roe and its progeny, states would be free--as some have repeatedly tried to do already--to enact laws that confer legal “personhood” beginning at fertilization. These would severely restrict the practice of IVF and pregnancy management.