McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
It is not widely reported that New York bans compensated gestational carrier surrogacy arrangements.
Four women New York attorneys who work at competing law firms are collaborating to strike down this law. Working together since 2010, the attorneys have advocated for overturning the current law in New York that bans compensated gestational carrier arrangements. By drafting new legislation and working closely with the bill sponsors in the New York state legislature, Ms. Goldheim, Ms. Mendel, Ms. Rumbold, and Ms. Seidelman have taken on the daunting task of overturning an anti-family law on the books for over 20 years, while making family building much more accessible in New York. Legislation was introduced in 2012 and 2013, and the bill should see movement in the 2014 session. The bill’s Assembly sponsor is State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and the Senate sponsor is Senator Brad Hoylman.
For their collaboration, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is honoring these attorneys for their efforts to make gestational carrier surrogacy a more accessible family building option for infertile couples in New York during its Annual Night of Hope event on November 6, 2013 in NYC.
The following people would be happy to interview with you about this story:
- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
- Denise E. Seidelman, Esq., Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP
- Laurie B. Goldheim, President-Elect, American Academy of Adoption Attorney
- Rebecca L. Mendel, Esq., Rosin Steinhagen Mendel
- Nina E. Rumbold, Esq., Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP
Please contact Diana at dcummins(at)resolve(dot)org if you would report on this story and she will provide further details and contact information for interviews.