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New Georgia Law Allows For Embryo Adoption

Posted Jul 15 2009 8:10pm
A new law passed in Georgia went into effect July 1st which permits embryo adoption. This is considered a victory for the pro life movement, as it basically defines an embryo as a living person, eligible for adoption. Although the legislation doesn't specifically state that embryos are humans, the implications are clear. There are more than 40,000 frozen embryos in Georgia who are potentially available for adoption services now. In the past Georgians were allowed to "donate" their embryos. The author also notes that these adoptions might also qualify for a new $11,000 federal adoption credit. The law was introduced by Georgia state's Rep. James Mills, who claimed that parental rights custody battles involving frozen embryos required additional legal measures.
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