We applaud the California governor’s veto of AB 926, which would have permitted researchers to pay women for their eggs. His decision was based, in part, on the fact that the risks to women who provide eggs outweigh the potential scientific benefits.
The fertility industry’s professional organization – the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) – has said plainly that freezing women’s eggs remains an experimental procedure that should not be “marketed or offered as a means to defer reproductive aging.”
The current law in Guanajuato, and the barrage of restrictions being enacted against women throughout Mexico and in the United States and elsewhere poses a test first and foremost for the medical community: Do health care providers serve their patients?
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nebraska’s LB 594, the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” imposes requirements on physicians that are impossible to meet and requires medical professionals to flood their patients with false and misleading information.