(June 20, 2019) On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who struggle with infertility, and the surrogates who want to help them, I am devastated that the New York State Assembly would, once again, not bring the Child-Parent Security Act to a vote in its 2019 session. Gestational surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology play a crucial role in the lives of so many New Yorkers who want more than anything to become parents, yet it remains out of reach. While the Child-Parent Security Act will not become law this year, we are as determined as ever to continue our work in expanding family building options with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Brad Hoylman, and Assembly Member Amy Paulin, to enact a law that will be a model for the rest of the nation.
Risa A. Levine
NY Resident, Advocate, and Member of RESOLVE’s Board of Directors