OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that
would ban women from selling their eggs.
The bill passed the House by an 85-8 vote and now heads to the
Senate. Its author, Rep. Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, says
the measure is necessary because women are being injured by the
procedure used to obtain the eggs.
She says low-income women and college students are particularly
vulnerable to enticements to undergo the procedure.
Under the bill, women would be able to donate eggs but would not
be able to sell them. The bill wouldn't punish the woman who sells
her eggs but would result in the revocation of a doctor's license.
Doctors at two Oklahoma City fertility clinics say the measure
would damage their operations.