I’ve been following some legislation in Georgia recently. It’s gone through a number of revisions. You can read about them in the earlier posts. Interestingly, you can trace the origins of this legislation back to the furor over the octuplets. The unease about the octuplets seems to have provided a vehicle for groups more generally concerned about ART.
The new version of the bill, one passed by the Georgia state senate, is described here. Provision limiting sale of sperm and eggs are gone, as are restrictions on the number of embryos that can be implanted transferred and who can utilized ART. The bill now provides that embryos can only be created for the treatment of human infertility. The question of what qualifies as “infertility”–an important question when you consider people who wish to parent singly as well as same-sex couples, is left rather fuzzy.
Apparently there is also a separate bill, passed out of the Georgia House of Representatives, that promotes embryo adoption. This is the first I’ve heard of this second bill, but you can find some discussion of embryo adoption here.