Have you heard about the fraternal twins with different biological fathers separated at birth? You didn’t read that wrong. You see, David Tutera, a celebrity wedding planner, and his now ex-husband, Ryan Jurica, hired a surrogate to carry the embryos of an anonymous egg donor. Each man fertilized one of the two embryos transferred back to the surrogate, and somehow, both stuck. (Does this technically mean that one woman was pregnant by two men at the same time? An infertile woman prays for one man to impregnate her, this surrogate ends up with two?) Shortly after the transfer, the couple called it quits. Tutera reported on The View that they had actually been on the outs for about 6 years and they hoped having a baby would fix their relationship. Upon the birth of the twins, they were separated, going to live with the parent that contributed half of their genetic material. I suppose when you have enough money you can try making really expensive babies instead of going to marriage counseling.
The California State Senate has voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that would ensure that women in same-sex relationships and single women can access fertility services on the same terms as women in different-sex relationships. Assembly Bill 2356, authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, would allow women using known donors to access certain fertility procedures that are less expensive and more effective.