The bishops of New York have spoken out, through the state Catholic Conference, about a bill in the state legislature that would legalize commercial surrogacy.
Here is the statement from Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference: Statement on Commercial Surrogacy Proposal
In the statement, Gallagher links to the fuller memo of opposition to gestational surrogacy, that includes the following points:
- It treats children as commodities to be manufactured, bought and sold.
- It exploits women, particularly poor women.
- Insufficient evidence of safety for women involved.
- It intentionally fractures families.