As you probably know by now, the U.S. Supreme Court recently overruled Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal across the U.S. As of June 24, 2022, abortion is no longer protected at the federal level, and individual states will now decide whether to allow abortion within their boundaries.
We understand that surrogates and intended parents are concerned about this ruling and what it means for their current and future journeys. However, we want to assure you that this decision will NOT impact your journey with Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS). You can learn more below.
California remains a surrogacy-friendly state
First, a little background on surrogacy laws in the U.S. There are currently no federal laws in the U.S. regulating surrogacy, and surrogacy laws vary state by state. “Surrogacy-friendly” states either have statutes recognizing and permitting surrogacy, or they have had many favorable rulings in surrogacy cases.
SPS is based in Orange County, California, and California is considered one of the friendliest states for surrogacy. The California Family Code § 7960 governs gestational surrogacy in the state, which makes the process clear and simple for surrogates and intended parents.
Here at SPS, we only work with surrogates who are California residents, ensuring the most legal protection for both parties.
Reproductive health care is protected in California
Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion is still legal in California, and will be for the foreseeable future. The right to abortion is guaranteed in statute and the California state constitution.
Assisted reproduction technologies such as IVF also remain legal in California. And because we only work with surrogates who are residents of California, your surrogacy journey with SPS will not be affected by the Dobbs ruling.
This is a truly unprecedented time in the U.S., and we completely understand that you may have concerns right now. As always, SPS is with you every step of the way. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Learn More About Becoming a Surrogate with Surrogate Parenting Services
Surrogate Parenting Services is proud to celebrate over 30 years of helping to bring dreams to life! Founded in 1990, Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS) is a full-service surrogacy program that offers both parties an exceptionally supportive environment throughout the surrogacy relationship. We’re passionate about creating ideal matches between surrogates and intended parents, so the journey is fulfilling for both sides and the future child is brought into this world in the best possible circumstances.
Learn more about our Surrogacy Program online or by calling (949) 363-9525.