Surrogates could make profit off having babies

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on March 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 7 at 7:30 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. Surrogate mothers in Washington cannot make a profit off having a baby, but that could change under a proposed law.

Right now surrogates can only be reimbursed for their medical expenses.

A bill would give women over the age of 21, who have medical insurance, the ability to make money off a maximum of two births.

In California, surrogates make $20,000-30,000 per birth, according to the bill's sponsor.

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