NewsPublic Affairs / April 16, 2019

Fertility Fraud Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

Fertility Fraud Bill Heads To Governor's DeskA bill creating civil and criminal penalties for fertility fraud is headed to the governors desk.2019 legislative session, fertility fraud2019-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
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Fertility Fraud Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

Brandon Smith/IPB News

A bill creating civil and criminal penalties for fertility fraud is headed to the governor’s desk.

The measure came out of the case of Indiana Dr. Donald Cline, who fathered dozens of children without his patients’ knowledge or consent.

The fertility fraud bill attempts to punish cases like that by establishing civil damages up to $10,000 dollars for fertility fraud. It also increases the existing criminal penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony.

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