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 →

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 →

Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

(August 18, 2016 – The Catholic Spirit – Bridget Ryder)  Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota State Legislature commission studying surrogacy: The practice turns people into products. In a … Continue reading →

Minnesota Legislative Candidate Questionnaire

(Download a PDF version) (Download a Microsoft Word version) ***Make sure to fill in the candidate’s name and your parish name IN THE INTRODUCTION*** Dear _____________________: I attend _________________ parish in your district. My faith provides me with the principles … Continue reading →