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We Need to Talk about Assisted Reproduction

We Need to Talk about Assisted Reproduction

Many Christians and pastors avoid talking about assisted reproduction, but the moral stakes are too high to remain silent. Embryos are abandoned in freezers right now with more added every day. Couples are hiring surrogates to carry their babies today. Some Christian women even think of it as their mission field. States are passing legislation to turn the practice into a full-blown industry. Christians are in church pews today, tempted, and even pursued by segments of assisted reproduction industries at risk of making uninformed but serious moral mistakes.

A Victim of Bad Ideas Is Frozen out of Fertility

A Victim of Bad Ideas Is Frozen out of Fertility

Ideas have consequences and bad ideas have victims. Seven years ago, Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover story told of a woman in her late 30s, single and successful in her career, who spent $19,000 to have her eggs frozen. She planned to focus on a career now and keep open the possibility of marriage and kids later. It didn’t turn out that way. Still single on her 45th birthday, she decided to have a child with the help of a sperm donor. However, her eggs failed to produce a child. She was crushed.

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal: Why Surrogacy Is Oppression

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal: Why Surrogacy Is Oppression

We’ve repeatedly pointed out the many ethical problems with surrogacy on BreakPoint: it assumes “children” are a right that God never promised; it assumes a Gnostic view of human bodies and relationships; it denies children the opportunity to be raised by their biological mom and a dad; it treats children as products instead of image-bearers; it poses a significant risk for women to be exploited financially.