Source Times Union
Legalization of commercial surrogacy, with appropriate safeguards, is good public policy. Unfortunately, New York failed in its attempt to restructure and finally pass the Child-Parent Security Act.
The latest version, approved as part of the budget in March, was supposed to be debated vigorously. It was not brought to a floor vote last year because its opponents called for more discussion and understanding. But this year there was no debate whatsoever. The act was shoved into the budget and voted into law while no one was paying much attention to anything unrelated to COVID-19 coming out of Albany. It seems as if only now, as people are realizing what transpired, is debate occurring.