Surrogacy (Babies as “Products”): A Problem of Human Dignity, by Ines A. Murzaku

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses, by Joseph Pearce
May 22, 2020
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May 22, 2020

*Image: Louise Nursing her Child by Mary Cassatt, 1898 [Fondation Rau pour le Tiers-Monde, Zürich, Switzerland]

By Ines A. Murzaku, The Catholic Thing, May 21, 2020

Ines Angeli Murzaku is Professor of Church History at Seton Hall University. Her extensive research on the history of Christianity, Catholicism, Religious Orders, and Ecumenism has been published in multiple scholarly articles and five books. …

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Ines A. MurzakuPlease watch this disturbing video, a chorus of innocent newborns crying as they wait to be delivered to their destinations. How can we remain silent in the face of these disturbing images? These are infants without an identity, who have been denied the experience of their mothers’ voice, smell, and welcoming arms – or even just being able to turn to their mothers when they are hungry.

Any decent human being will find this highly disturbing. Yet BioTexCom, a leading center for infertility treatment and human reproduction in Ukraine, released it to assure the clients that the products, i.e., babies, are in good hands and will reach their “destinations” as soon as the border restrictions due to COVID-19 are relaxed.

When the video was released on YouTube recently, there were forty-six babies waiting to be delivered. Since then, the number of infants in the facility has increased to fifty-one – so “production” is continuing. The babies are born of surrogate mothers in a reproductive clinic currently located in the Venezia Hotel in Kiev.  ….

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