My two cents on Surrogacy


Myself thinking about my opinion on surrogacy.

Surrogacy is an arrangement made to allow another woman to carry and give birth to a child for another couple or individual for various personal reasons. From my perspective, surrogacy is an exceptional option for the unfortunate. I decided to write this opinion piece all because one of my classmates from religion class brought up the topic.

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the opportunity to settle down with the one you love will present itself. When that time comes, there will be an entire future to build and the hopes of a family to share that future with. However, creating an ideal future is not always so simple. Not only do you have to worry about the new responsibilities and consequences, but factors may stand in the way of your hopes and dreams. For some individuals and couples, one of the obstacles they must face is the unfortunate reality of being unable to have children. The idea of adoption is an option to consider, but surrogacy can be another choice on the journey toward building a family.

According to Resolve, a non-profit organization that became the National Infertility Association, stated that having the opportunity to share a pregnancy with someone who is willing to carry your child may be the right option if you are looking to be involved in the pregnancy and being present for the birth of your child without having to carry the baby yourself.

It infuriates me that people strongly opposes surrogacy due to the fact that it is not a natural way of giving life. The people of the church believe that surrogacy is an artificial process of making a baby. God gave us free will. If a couple wants to have a baby through surrogacy, then that is ultimately their choice to make. In regards to religious issues about surrogacy, one of the main issues is based on the fact that it is not an organic procedure once contraception begins. Grayce P. Storey, a staff member of Yale University explains that In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an issue because once one ovum fuses with a sperm, all the other ovum will be discarded, thus another religious issue. An alternative would be cryo preservation or freezing, however, there is the chance that more issues could develop. It is for this reason that perhaps some Christians are against it due to process of elimination. They think that this should be a natural state, not a science experiment.

Surrogate agencies not excepting clients who are homosexual is another issue that peeves me. For those who are in a same-sex partnership, the demand for surrogate mothers have increased over time. Even though adoption has also been a great option to having children, between the years of 1975 and 1990, adoption numbers have fallen from 21,299 to 6,533 cases and has continued to decrease since then says the Christian Medical Fellowship. The people of the Church have other issues to deal with instead of rambling on surrogacy. Sure it may not be natural from the beginning, but in the end, life is develops and the birthing process commences naturally. Bringing happiness, responsibility and parenthood.