U.S. States

Individual states have passed differing laws regarding human biotechnologies, creating an often inconsistent policy patchwork across the country. This is particularly the case with regard to human reproductive cloning, embryo cloning for stem cell research, and surrogacy. While more than a dozen states prohibit human reproductive cloning, the rest have not addressed it in law. Several states prohibit the creation of cloned human embryos for stem cell research, while others – notably California, which prohibits reproductive cloning – have invested billions of dollars in stem cell research programs that fund it. Laws and regulations pertaining to assisted reproduction, especially surrogacy, also vary significantly from state to state.

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Arizona has become the first state in the country to pass a law that would allow frozen embryos to be given to the person who wants to develop them "to birth" after a couple separates or divorces.

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Rosie Zaballos liked to host playtime tea parties and was sweet to everyone she met. But her older brother worried that the 16-year-old, whom her family described as “a little slow,” might someday become pregnant.

In his 30s and married,...

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In a disappointing and deeply divided opinion released today, the California Supreme Court upheld a state law law mandating DNA...

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April 17 update: SB 1190 was unanimously approved by a California Senate committee, and will next be heard by the...

Black and white image of a large house on a plain plot of land that says at the bottom in small letters "Virginia state colony for epileptics and feeble-minded"

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California Supreme Court building in San Francisco, CA

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Black and white postcard ca. 1910 showing the Sonoma State Home (Hospital).

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University Hospitals building in Cleveland, Ohio

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