DEFEATED AB 926
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California's AB 926 authorizes paying young women to undergo egg harvesting to extract their eggs for bio-research. The procedure, which includes taking powerful hormones for weeks, has short term risks (including death) and long term risks that have not been adequately studied, making informed consent nothing but a sham.
Previously, egg "donation" targeted college women with the "right genes" (e.g. "athletic blue-eyed blonds with high SATs") to "donate" their eggs to help infertile women have children. If AB 926 becomes law, the demand for women's eggs will increase dramatically, affecting poor women and women of color disproportionately.