Calif. Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Payment For Egg Donations

Law360, San Diego (August 14, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday rejected a bill that would have allowed women in the state to be paid for donating their eggs to medical research, saying in a veto letter that “not everything in life is for sale, nor should it be.”

A.B. 926, carried by state Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, proposed to lift the state's prohibition on compensating women for undergoing invasive procedures to stimulate, extract and harvest their eggs for scientific research beyond reimbursement of their direct expenses. The law only restricts...
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