NPR, March 10, 2017
Emily Sohn


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The battle over womb rights is brewing in Minnesota.

Last month, state legislators proposed a bill that would regulate gestational surrogacy — potentially adding legal oversight to fertility clinics that facilitate these pregnancies, when one woman carries a pregnancy for another.

Minnesota's surrogacy legislation and the debates that surround it echo the larger national debate on reproductive rights.

From state to state, these battles include advocates who oppose the idea of surrogacy altogether, along with those who think it should be a legal and viable option for building families. But even among supporters, a major sticking point remains about whether carriers should be allowed to accept payment. And if so, how much? [...]

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