Our Christopher White has “Hot Topic” item on surrogacy on the Human Life Review blog. In it, he highlights the far-reaching effects of the practice.
Surrogacy never concerns just one person’s decision-making capacity. In addition to the women involved, the process also affects the children conceived through this method, and a host of other individuals. As one of the surrogate mothers in Breeders recalls, those most disturbed by her decision to be a surrogate were her own children, who couldn’t understand how their pregnant mother could intend to give away the child she was carrying. “Might, on some future occasion,” these youngsters wondered, “we be given away, too?”
It’s well worth your time to read it all.