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The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is actually an aggregation of several…

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In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction. …

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by Gladys Buitrago de Amaya, President of HLI Colombia In 2018, the Colombian Congress presented a bill to authorize the establishment of medical facilities to collect human gametes (sperms and eggs) and to transfer them to women or their sexual partners. The facilities would also use reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). It…

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Surrogacy is the process of conceiving a child by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or artificial insemination, then implanting the embryo in the womb of a woman (called the surrogate) who is not the intended mother of the child. Once the child is born, the surrogate gives the child to the intended parents. Altruistic surrogacy is a…

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Surrogacy: Some Background Info This article is meant to be an overview of the types of surrogacy that are being discussed openly in the public square, so Catholics may be informed of the types of surrogacy and ethical issues surrounding them. It must be stated right from the outset that there are no true “pros”…

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