Bill to make fertility fraud a felony heads to Holcomb’s desk

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Bill to make fertility fraud a felony heads to Holcomb’s desk

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A bill to strengthen penalties for fertility fraud is heading to Governor Holcomb’s desk. The proposed legislation passed the Senate by a 44 to 1 vote yesterday. If signed into law, it would make fertility fraud a Level 6 felony, as opposed to its current status as a Class A misdemeanor crime.

The bill was created after Dr. Donald Cline was found to have used his own sperm to impregnate patients without their knowledge from 1974 to 1987.

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