Surrogacy, refers to a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg fertilised by the other woman’s partner, or from the implantation in her uterus of a fertilised egg from the other woman. But isn’t that like cheating? isn’t that being greedy?
The title of this blog, ‘Surrogacy.. a bit like torrenting movies’ means this; When people download movies illegally it’s usually because they can’t afford to buy a movie or have restrictions accessing movies legally, a bit like surrogacy. Women who can’t have baby’s usually feel left out when visiting friends and family, sometimes to the extent of taking up surrogacy. Just like when we stop at nothing to get our hands on a movie, women tend to ignore God’s plan for their life and “download” a baby through surrogacy.
Myself being a male, makes it difficult for me to write a blog about women being selfish by taking up surrogacy, how? Well from a woman’s perspective they would feel left out, seeing all of their friends having kids and missing out on being called ‘mum’.
The Catholic Church opposes surrogacy as it teaches its followers that God has other plans for them. But if you have strong faith in God and you have been sealed to your spouse in the temple, you can have posterity in the next life. I know that sounds impossible, but it is the truth.
Many women now a day have lost faith in God and have taken matters into their own hands by genetically engineering their own ‘designer baby’ which is also opposed by the church. While many people think that surrogacy wouldn’t disrupt anything of catholic sort, it is because they see no harm in a family that are happy to have a child that they could never produce, a child that will address his/her parents by mum and dad. But it actually infringes the child’s right to be born of a father and mother known to him/her and bound to each other by marriage.
Although the Catholic Church opposes surrogacy, its becomes a dispute as to why Abraham and Sarai used a surrogate mother to give them a child…
And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. – Genesis 16:13
The video below May question us Catholics wether we personally think surrogacy is that bad