A column highlighting recent court decisions affecting the assisted reproductive technologies and the families they create, written by Susan L. Crockin, J.D. and guest authors who offer unique perspectives and expertise on significant legal topics.
Feb 15, 2021
New York’s long-awaited Child Parent Security Act (CPSA), which allows compensated surrogacy, went into effect February 15, 2021. CPSA law addresses and regulates gestational surrogacy only, not traditional/genetic surrogacy, and expressly allows compensation for gestational surrogates along with multiple required protections.
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.
Aug 18, 2020
This month's column addresses Pandemic related challenges that have arisen for participants and professionals involved in the steps of international surrogacy arrangements, and how they have been met.