Neighbor Eve Wiley, 31, a licensed professional counselor, is the driving force behind a fertility fraud bill working its way through the Texas legislature.
The Senate-passed bill would make unauthorized implantation of “human reproductive material” without the patient’s consent a new category of sexual assault, the Dallas Morning News reported. The House advanced the bill Thursday with a voice vote.
The bill could be approved and sent to the governor’s desk as early as today.
Wiley found out last year, through genetic history research, that her mother’s fertility doctor, Nacogdoches obstetrician-gynecologist Kim McMorries, was her biological dad, the Morning News reported.
Over the past couple of months, Wiley has traveled down to Austin several times and met with dozens of lawmakers to urge them to make this “fertility fraud” a crime.
The bill birthed from her efforts would make doing that without consent a state felony punishable by six months to up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
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