Every child has the right to be conceived, born, and raised within the context of a loving relationship between their mother and father. Surrogacy violates this basic right, treating unborn children like commodities that can be bought and sold–and even … Continue reading →

Landscape shifts for surrogate motherhood

(April 19, 2017 – Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly – Nicholas W. Smith) Tightening of laws in other countries fuels U.S. market, but not all states are relaxing statutes Modern technology for nearly two decades has made it possible for infertile … Continue reading →

Make voting “down ballot” a top priority

Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about … Continue reading →

The Nitty-Gritty of Surrogacy Arrangements

(September 7, 2016 – The Catholic Spirit – Bridget Ryder) When plans change, parties become at odds with financial responsibilities, well-being of children When California surrogate mother Melissa Cook reached Harold Cassidy on Thanksgiving morning in 2015, he was the … Continue reading →