Fertility Fraud Is Real. The Texas Senate Approved a Bill to Make It a Crime.

AUSTIN -- Texas would make fertility fraud a new category of sexual assault under a bill that won unanimous approval from the Senate Thursday.Championed by a Preston Hollow woman, the measure would make it a crime for a health care provider to implant human sperm, eggs or embryos from an unauthorized donor."As assisted reproduction technology becomes more commonplace, stories of bad actors have also become sadly more commonplace," said Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican who is the bill's author.Huffman, a former prosecutor, paid tribute to Eve Wiley, the stay at home mom and licensed professional counselor from Preston Hollow who was the driving force behind the legislation."Eve's courage in addressing the betrayal of her family and in bringing the predatory practices in her story to light has been incredible to witness," she said, looking at Wiley, who sat in the Senate gallery. "Thank you, Eve, for standing up for your family, and for people you haven't even met."  Continue reading...

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