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Jindal Vetoes Unconstitutional Surrogacy Bill


A few days ago, I warned that Louisiana’s passed surrogacy bill was unconstitutional because it limited the procedure to infertile heterosexual married couples.

Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed. From the Times Picayune story:

Surrogacy births — in which a couple’s embryo is implanted in another woman — are not illegal in Louisiana.

The contracts between the surrogate and the parents just aren’t enforceable in the state’s courts, leading to many couples going out of state rather than risk a legal battle in uncharted waters.

Right call on several levels.

Override possible, but would not be wise.


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