Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Iowa Legislature Working on Posthumously Conceived Children

As a result of the struggle a family endured in seeking Social Security benefits for a child conceived through in vitro fertilization two years after her biological father died of leukemia, the current Iowa legislature is looking at a bill to provide some legal rights for children conceived after a parent dies. The current bill is taking into consideration some of the issues raised by the Iowa State Bar Association, such as obtaining necessary consent from the contributing parent as well as a limited time period. Jason Clayworth of the Des Moines Register had a recent article as he continues to follow the story.

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