Monday, May 28, 2012

Bear Each Other's Burdens

Yes, we should "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal. 6:2).
However, we have absolutely no business bearing each other's children. We mean, literally, you can't bear another's child via IVF surrogacy. The London Telegraph is reporting that "gestational surrogacy" is becoming a huge business in India. They write...
There are now up to 1,000 clinics, all entirely unregulated, in the country, many specialising in helping Britons become parents.

Couples and single people are paying an average of £25,000 a time to have children, getting around rules in the UK which make commercial surrogacy illegal.
It is estimated that 2,000 births to surrogate mothers took place in the country last year, with most experts agreeing that Britain is the biggest single source of people who want to become parents in this way. Britain may account for as many as 1,000 births last year in India. In contrast there were 100 surrogate births recorded in Britain last year.
Need a refresher on why we can't manufacture babies? Here's John Haas with the answer, Begotten Not Made: A Catholic View of Reproductive Technology.

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