The spell Simulacrum begins as follows:
You shape an illusory duplicate of one beast or humanoid that is within range for the entire casting time of the spell. The duplicate is a creature, partially real and formed from ice or snow, and it can take actions and otherwise be affected as a normal creature. It appears to be the same as the original, but it has half the creature's hit point maximum and is formed without any equipment. Otherwise, the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature it duplicates, except that it is a construct.
The Simulacrum is, as far as I know, treated exactly as the original creature aside from the exceptions listed in the spell. It is furthermore specifically designated as a creature in the spell. Would the Simulacrum retain the original creature's reproductive abilities?
As a DM, I was imagining a wizard who runs a business creating Simulacra of rich women to act as surrogates, for a hefty profit. I wanted to know the RAW interpretation of this issue, to know better if or what I would be houseruling if I did.
It is my current conclusion that it is possible, but I wanted to make sure I hadn't overlooked something.