D.C. Councilman introduces bill to end city’s prohibition on surrogacy

Councilman David Catania (pic) submitted legislation that would end the city’s prohibition on surrogacy contracts, eliminating the possibility of a $10,000 fine and a year in jail for people who enter into one.

“I don’t expect there to be any significant opposition,” Catania said. “This is about remedying what I believe to be an imperfection in our law.”

Catania’s legislation allows both traditional surrogacy, where a surrogate mother uses her own egg, and gestational surrogacy, where another woman’s egg is implanted in the surrogate.

[via WashingtonExaminer.com]

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