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Ghana's bishops decry surrogate parenthood

Catholic World News - September 09, 2013

Responding to the rising popularity of in vitro fertility treatments, the Catholic bishops of Ghana have condemned the sale of sperm and eggs.

The commercial use of human reproductive cells violates the principle that a child should be the product of a loving marital act, explained Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu of Konongo-Mampong, the president of the nation’s episcopal conference. When children are produced outside of marriage, he said, “that is not right, it is wrong and so that shouldn’t be done at all.”

The government of Ghana has expressed concerns about surrogate parenthood for different reasons. A spokesman said that young women are being given incentives to become pregnant as surrogates. Officials are also worried that the unrestricted sale of sperm and eggs could lead to the spread of diseases.

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