(Bismarck, ND) — Lawmakers in the House are considering a bill dealing with artificial insemination. A bill was introduced yesterday that would make it illegal to artificially inseminate someone with reproductive materials they hadn’t consented to using. Representative Bernie Satrom is sponsoring the measure and says he got the idea after watching Netflix documentary about a fertility doctor who used his own sperm to impregnate women. The bill would make the offense a Class C felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison or a ten-thousand dollar fine. The legislation is in committee and no action has been taken.
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