Commonwealth Policy Center

Child surrogacy is dangerous and morally concerning, and in the United States it’s “under-regulated and unaccountable.” World magazine writer Emma Watters explains in a recent column that surrogate mothers carry and give birth to a couple’s child for pay. And in the U.S., there are few safeguards like background checks to protect children. Surrogacy has become a means for some potential parents with nefarious ends in mind according to Watters. A glaring problem is that surrogacy introduces a third person into the child’s parentage. This is contrary to God’s design of a child as a gift to a mother and father. Surrogacy makes child bearing a group activity united by a financial contract which undermines the natural family and order of things.