Georgia Bill Would Make Implanted Octuplets a Crime

Lawmakers seek to cap number of embryos
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 5:14 AM CST
Dr. Michael Kamrava performs an ultrasound on Nadya Suleman in this 2006 file photo.   (AP Photo/KTLA)
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(Newser) – Lawmakers in Georgia have introduced a bill to ban some of the fertility procedures that gave Nadya Suleman her octuplets, reports the Wall Street Journal. The bill—partly drafted by a state pro-life group—would limit to three the number of embryos that can be implanted in women over 40, and to two in women under 40. Suleman had six embryos implanted. The bill is the most sweeping to date in the wake of the controversial births.

"Nadya Suleman is going to cost the state of California millions of dollars over the years; the taxpayers are going to have to fund the 14 children she has," said a Georgian Republican who sponsored the bill. "I don't want that to happen in Georgia."