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Bill setting guidelines for surrogate birth advances

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House has backed a proposal to create the regulatory framework for surrogacy births in Louisiana, edging the bill one step from final passage.

Approval from the House in an 88-4 vote Wednesday came over objections from religious groups who raised ethical and moral concerns about surrogacy - and who heavily lobbied lawmakers to reject the measure.

Lawmakers sided with the pleas of their colleague, Norco Sen. Gary Smith, who has two children with his wife through surrogacy and who sponsored the legislation.

Rep. Walt Leger says surrogacy births are currently taking place in Louisiana without clear guidelines on the legal rights of the parents, the surrogate or the child.

Smith's proposal returns to the Senate for approval of changes.

         

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Senate Bill 162 can be found at www.legis.la.gov

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