Archive for the ‘Surrogacy’ Category

The Nativity Scene

Every Nativity scene is a “living Gospel,” as Pope Francis says. Looking at the Child in the manger, I try to understand what this means. What is a “living Gospel”? One clear message flowing from the scene is that we must turn and become like children to enter the kingdom of heaven. In Matthew 18:1-8, God’s words tell us that to acknowledge the rights and dignity of children is to acknowledge Him and accept His meaning of life. The message clearly implies every child has a universal inalienable right to equal status, equal rights and equal dignity. To deny this is to deny ourselves. Continue reading

Legal Status of Frozen Embryos

labDear Friends for Life:   In recent years, much has been written on the legal status of frozen embryos. Throughout human history, babies are born around nine months after being conceived by the union of the father’s sperm cell with mother’s egg cell. Today scientists are able to remove the egg cell from the mother, unite it to the father’s sperm cell and then freeze the embryo. At a future date, the frozen embryo can be thawed, implanted into the mother’s womb or any unrelated woman’s womb. The odds are that less than 50% that it will develop into a normal child. Continue reading

To the Highest Bidder

box(1)Dear Friends for Life:   I mentioned in a previous article that surrogacy was a crack in a wall which would eventually break open into a huge, evil, slippery slope. It’s happening faster than anticipated. LifeNews.com recently posted an article “Surrogacy Firms are Selling ‘Extra’ Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder”. Continue reading

If Only I Would Listen

keep-christ-animbigDear Friends for Life:   It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.   -(Mother Teresa) Continue reading

Surrogacy in Illegal Human Trafficking

Surrogacy-IndustryDear Friends for Life:   It’s a fact that surrogacy is on the rise. At the heart of this current issue, we must choose between competing visions of a woman and her body. Shall we uncritically submit to the demands of individual liberty no matter what the social cost? Or shall we agree that there are limits to individual freedom when others are vulnerable and weak? Continue reading

Invisible Class: “Donor-Conceived” People

Dear Friends For Life:  The difficulties facing “donor-conceived” people, not to mention the “donor” mothers and fathers are very real. It has been building up over the years and is gradually making inroads which affect our lives. Continue reading