As reproductive techniques continue to advance, many legal and ethical questions surrounding the use of some of these techniques remain unanswered. One such technique is IVF through the use of egg/oocyte donation. The lack of legal or statutory parameters regarding the use of IVF egg donation is a direct consequence of judicial and legislative failure to promulgate guidelines regarding noncoital reproduction. As many judges continue to point to legislators for guidance, proposed bills stagnate at the hearing stage.
James M. Treppa,
In Vitro Fertilization Through Egg Donation: A Prospective View of Legal Issues, 22 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.