Governor Cuomo Unveils 16th Proposal of 2020 State of the State: Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 12/30/2019 - 13:59

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 16th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — lifting New York's harmful ban on gestational surrogacy to help support LGBTQ couples and people struggling with fertility start families. Current New York law prohibits gestational surrogacy, creating legal uncertainty for parents using reproductive technology to conceive a child. The Governor's proposed legislation will establish criteria for surrogacy contracts that would provide the nation's strongest protections for surrogates and parents and streamline the "second parent adoption" process, removing outdated barriers and extending common-sense protections for New Yorkers looking to start their families.

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