Jerry Brown rejects measure to pay women for egg donation

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vetoed a bill that would have  allowed women to be paid for donating their eggs to medical  research. The measure would have reversed a ban on the practice  that was put in place six years ago.

Democratic State Senator  Susan Bonilla introduced the bill, presenting it as a matter of  women’s rights and gender equality.

But groups that are both for and against abortion access have  expressed concerns about the ethics of egg donation and the  impacts on women’s health.

Scott Carney is an investigative journalist who wrote “The Red  Market,” a book that explores the global commerce of body  parts. Scott joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to talk about this  debate.