The following news stories and websites report on the most recent legislation Bioethics Defense Fund lawyers have either drafted, co-drafted, testified for in committee, and provided legislative education and consultation. Other bills are in drafting stages and will be reported on as they move through the legislative process. . .
March 3, 2010
Ethical Treatment of Human Embryos Act passes AZ Senate AZPolicy.org
AZ Senate passed a bill co-drafted by BDF that prohibits human cloning, intentionally destroying human embryos, and creating human-animal hybrids.
March 3, 2010
AZ Senate votes to restrict sales of human eggs AZStarnet.com
PHOENIX – State senators voted Tuesday to put restrictions on the sale of human eggs and to require warnings to women . . .
February 25, 2010
Cash for eggs banned in Oklahoma bill NewsOK.com
OKLAHOMA CITY – “We are endangering our young women’s lives,” said Rep. Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, the bill’s author. “These girls are being injured. They are dying.” Low-income women and college students are especially vulnerable to enticements to undergo the procedure Hamilton described as complicated, dangerous and painful, including prodding and surgery.
February 16, 2010 (OK House passes Human-Animal Hybrid bill on March 8, 2010)
Oklahoma House panel deals with DNA, hybrids NewsOK.com
Capitol Bills on human-animal hybrids, egg sales eyed … Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, said researchers in other states are looking at …