(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – The expense of surrogacy for gay and lesbian couples who want children would have to be covered by insurance companies, according to a new measure making its way through the California state senate.

The state’s health insurers would be required by SB 729’s legislation to pay for fertility treatments, which are now optional or only accessible through specific employers’ benefit plans.

The law would also “revise the definition of infertility” and “remove the exclusion of in vitro fertilization from coverage,” according to the bill’s wording.

The definition of “infertility” is expanded in one section of the measure by State Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-Burbank) to include: “A person’s inability to reproduce either as an individual or with their partner without medical intervention.”

According to the amendment, “coverage for the treatment of infertility and fertility services shall be provided without discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic partner status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.”

Additionally, it forbids insurance plans from not covering the expense of a “surrogate that enables an intended recipient to become a parent.”

Effectively, as the Washington Free Beacon argues, health insurance coverage must pay for both heterosexual and same-sex couples in vitro fertilization and surrogacy expenses.

According to reports, insurance firms are against the law because of their higher costs. Conservative organizations are also rumored to be against the law.

However, it might be argued that doing so could support a culture of child-rearing that is already in trouble as birth rates in the US continue to decline.

If #SB729 is approved, California’s men won’t have to persuade a woman to become pregnant with them. He only needs to pay unsuspecting young women to serve as surrogates with money from his health insurance.

Males cannot become pregnant. That is biology, not a medical problem.

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