Kansas bill being pushed that would make it illegal to pay surrogate mothers
TOPEKA – A Kansas Senate committee’s chairwoman has given a proposal that will make it illegal to pay women to be surrogate mothers. The proposal will also make existing surrogacy contracts void. The bill will cover both oral and written surrogacy contracts.
On Monday afternoon, the Public Health and Welfare Committee was meeting started 2 days of hearings on the proposal from Shawnee Republican Mary Pilcher-Cook.
According to Pilcher-Cook, she is concerned that Kansas has no laws related to surrogacy contracts and she worries about women being exploited.
Any person who arranges a contract for pay or other compensation will be charged with misdemeanor and can face up to one year in prison and has to pay a fine of up to $10,000.
News Source: www.KansasCity.com