Debate about paid surrogacy begins in Washington state

Surrogacy is allowed in Washington, but a woman cannot be paid for it. Rep. Jamie Pedersen wants to change that, so he sponsored a “paid surrogacy” bill last year. Unfortunately, it failed to pass the legislature.

Michigan, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska and Kentucky have banned paid surrogacy – but where it is legal, surrogates can earn as much as $30,000.

Rep. Pedersen is working on a new bill for the upcoming session, so progress can be made.

[via KOMO News]