A coalition of groups backing the legalization of commercial surrogacy on Monday released a poll it commissioned finding New Yorkers support the move 63 percent to 13 percent.
At the same time, the poll found women support commercial surrogacy legalization 71 percent to 7 percent.
The poll comes as an effort to pass the measure is being made once again this year in Albany after the proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo faltered during the 2019 legislative session.
“New Yorkers believe that love makes a family, no matter how that family is created," said the Rev. Stan J. Sloan, the CEO of Family Equality, the group leading the Protecting Modern Families Coalition. "This is the year that we need to end New York’s ban on surrogacy.”
Last year some lawmakers raised concerns the measure would lead to the exploitation of some women, while supporters contended enough safeguards were in place to prevent that.
Surrogacy supporters earlier this month released a letter to Cuomo and top leaders in the Assembly Senate signed by more than 250 surrogates supporting the proposal.