Whitmer signs bill allowing paid surrogacy in Michigan


Michigan has done away with a ban on paid surrogacy agreements.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a package of bills that she says expands reproductive rights in the state.

Whitmer says Michigan is expanding rights, while others are taking them away.

Extreme politicians are putting themselves in your doctor’s office between private discussions that should be left to you and your family, and in the years since the overturn of Roe, they’ve gotten bolder,” Whitmer said. “In Texas, lawmakers banned abortions with zero exceptions for rape or incest. Earlier this month, Arizona blocked a proposal to protect birth control. Last month in Alabama, the Supreme Court placed IVF in jeopardy. And just last week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case to ban Mifepristone, a common abortion and miscarriage drug.”

The Michigan Family Protection Act also expands protections for IVF. Just two Republicans supported the bills in the Legislature.