Statement by Genevieve Marnon on Surrogacy legislation

“Right to Life of Michigan continues to be the leading organization supporting Michiganders and their efforts to grow their families. As you know, altruistic surrogacy has always been legal in Michigan. Unfortunately, the current bills create a commercial surrogacy industry which puts women without means at a disadvantage and risks creating a market in which children are a currency. Michigan’s current law allowing for altruistic surrogacy strikes a balance between supporting Michiganders’ desire to grow their families while protecting vulnerable women from exploitation and providing child protective state oversight.”