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MHB warns of irresponsible attacks on surrogacy families

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As we wrote before, a bill in Albany has the potential to finally make surrogacy legal (only 2 other states still do not allow this…). It is the best legislation we have ever seen, with a “Surrogate Bill of Rights,” measures to make sure women are not exploited, and protections to all involved. However a vocal opposition may prevent it from even getting a vote in the Assembly, vilifying surrogacy as “baby selling”, “child trafficking," etc. Their irresponsible and false attacks may not just lead to a missed opportunity, but also to lasting stigmatization of our families. Read More...

MHB calls for legalizing surrogacy in New York State

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Men Having Babies is calling for legalizing surrogacy in New York, describing the proposed Child Parent Security Act (CPSA) as "the most comprehensive and thoughtful surrogacy legislation ever drafted." MHB is urging the thousands of NY gay men in its network, current and future fathers, to encourage their legislators to pass the bill, and join us for the June 11th Albany Lobby Day.

On May 29, 2019, MHB's executive director, Ron Poole-Dayan, joined several experts and community leaders to testify in hearings about the CPSA at the NY Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Brad Hoylman. Poole-Dayan offered the perspective of our board and team, which includes parents, surrogates and allies. He spoke about the need for the CPSA, its alignment with MHB's Framework For Ethical Surrogacy, and our hope the legislature steers clear of amendments that can render the bill not just ineffective but also harmful. Read More...