Counterpoint: Rein in surrogacy and put an end to predatory practices

(February 3, 2017 – Star Tribune – Jason Adkins)

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. That sums up the Jan. 29 article “New push to rein in surrogacy,” which offers a simplistic and misleading presentation of what’s at stake in the policy debate. In its overwrought attempt to cast the Catholic Church as negatively as possible — imposing its rigid, crusty dogmas to “restrict” people’s opportunity for happiness and family fulfillment — the article ultimately denies Minnesotans the opportunity to understand the serious ethical concerns related to surrogacy arrangements as well as the major policy reasons that many people would be opposed to a full-blown commercial surrogacy market here in Minnesota.

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