Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More2Life listeners -- When a baby becomes a commodity

Today on More2Life we discussed the ways in which artificial reproductive technologies treat children as commodities. Rather than growing in the ability to love persons for their own sake, our culture is training us to use people -- even babies -- as objects for our own satisfaction. Many artificial reproductive technology stories have been circulating in the media recently, and they tend to advocate "gestational carriers," egg and sperm donors and IVF in the name of compassion. Yet true compassion and love seek the good of the other -- a difficult task, which often involves saying "no."

While infertility is a heartbreaking cross for a couple to carry, Jesus Christ always calls us to trust in His love, knowing that He can bring great good from our suffering.

For more information on the topic, please refer to my recent Catholic Exchange article, "Of Twiblings, Terminations and Twisted Generosity."

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