faith and spirituality

Surrogacy: Erasing the Mother

By Dianne Post The main conceptual problem in surrogacy — the production and sale of a child — reduces both women and children to commodities in commerce: things. ________________________________________ Many articles and books can be […]

bioethics and life

Contract Pregnancies Exposed

The current debate over surrogacy in the United States has two main positions. One side argues we should allow the practice with regulations. The other side argues it should be prohibited altogether. All parties in […]

bioethics and life

Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

In Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf, two Cornell Law professors, rationalize their simultaneous support for animal rights and opposition to the rights of unborn humans. The authors, […]

bioethics and life

The Baby I Would Never See

I turned 16 just two months before I became pregnant in 1976. Getting pregnant was not in the cards and I was scared and embarrassed to tell anyone. Especially since I had a boyfriend, and […]

faith and spirituality

Our Common Humanity

As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.  We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some […]