The Point: Steadfast Surrogate

Good things come in threes, right? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Brittneyrose Torres had heard about a couple who couldn’t have  children. So she volunteered to be a surrogate mom.

Torres was implanted with two fertilized eggs. But, happy surprise, one of the eggs divided. Torres and the parent couple are now expecting triplets.

But the couple didn’t think that was great. They decided they didn’t want triplets and are now demanding that Torres abort one of the children. She refused, and has gone public with the story.

Now first let’s say this—thank God Torres is choosing life. She deserves our support for that. Second, while technologies like In Vitro Fertilization and practices like surrogacy have brought much joy and many babies into the world, they can also lead to great evil: namely, treating unborn human beings as commodities to be bought and sold, embraced or discarded.

Destroying “extra” embryos, aborting intentionally implanted babies, and exploiting surrogate mothers, especially in the Third World, are clear reminders that the ends never justify the means.

Resources

Surrogate defies biological parents’ abortion demand
  • Carl Campanile | New York Post | December 14, 2015

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