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NY State Catholic Conference Against Gestational Surrogacy

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. 

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