Can you sell a baby in the US?
February 5, 2014 5:44 PM Subscribe
Researching for a story filter: Is there one federal US law that forbids selling babies/children? If so, can you point me to the law itself? Bonus points for information about which year this passed and what opposition the legislation faced. My story would concern a baby born in the 1950s, most likely.
posted by mrfuga0 to Law & Government (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If there is not one federal law, then are there multiple state laws? International law? Various laws that forbid other things without explicitly saying "you can't sell your kids"?
(please note I have no intention of selling my baby or any baby, even though a cursory look at my previous posts will tell you I am pregnant. Despite my extreme discomfort at being 8.5 months along, I say again: I have no intention of selling my baby but my curiosity was piqued by this story