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Pope Francis calls for global ban on surrogacy


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The Washington Examiner

Hunter Heather
January 8, 2024

Pope Francis called for a global ban on surrogate motherhood on Monday.

“The path to peace calls for respect for life, for every human life, starting with the life of the unborn child in the mother’s womb, which cannot be suppressed or turned into an object of trafficking. In this regard, I deem deplorable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” the pontiff said in prepared remarks.

He continued, “I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally. At every moment of its existence, human life must be preserved and defended; yet I note with regret, especially in the West, the continued spread of a culture of death, which in the name of a false compassion discards children, the elderly, and the sick.”



Pope Francis condemned the practice of using a surrogate mother to birth a child and called for a global ban on the practice. This is good news and is worth repeating. A child is not a commodity to be purchased.

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