2016 Senate Bill 811

Permit surrogate mother contracts

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 23, 2016

Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-18)

To permit “gestational surrogate parentage” contracts. A <http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S (olqbdzurp3a2d2y0frnagix1))/mileg.aspx?page=MclAdvancedSearch">1988 law</a> banned all surrogate mother contracts that require a woman to “relinquish her parental or custodial rights” to a child she bears whether she conceived the child or an embryo was implanted. The proposed new law would permit the latter – contracting for a woman to bear and relinquish an implanted child to whom she is not related - subject to various conditions specified in the bill and with the approval of a court in advance.

Referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors, and Human Services