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.