Louisiana Governor Vetoes Second Surrogacy Bill

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on May 31, 2014

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We have just learned that Governor Jindal has vetoed H.B. 187, which would have opened the door to create a legal framework for women to enter into a contract in order to carry, deliver, and surrender a child at birth to an infertile couple.

This is the second time a surrogacy bill has landed on the Governor’s desk, and thankfully both times he has vetoed this legislation.

Governor Jindal said in his veto letter (PDF),

While some progress has been made, and the legislation has been improved, I must nonetheless veto this legislation out of an abundance of concern regarding the ramifications of government-endorsed surrogacy contracts and how this legislation impacts the way we value human life.

We again applaud the Governor’s leadership in vetoing a bill that would have been bad for both women and children. Women are meant to be mother’s not breeders for others.

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