May 31, 1988
Commercial surrogate-mother contracts should be banned and criminal penalties should be imposed against surrogates and baby brokers, a special New York task force organized by Gov. Mario M. Cuomo has recommended, according to the Washington Post. Cuomo's Task Force on Life and the Law said it wanted to end the business of "making money from birth and human reproduction." It did not recommend outlawing all surrogacy, only that in which brokers and surrogates earn substantial fees.