Swiss bishops’ conference criticizes proposed legalization of surrogacy
Catholic World News - March 07, 2014
The bioethics commission of the Swiss bishops’ conference has strongly criticized a proposal to legalize surrogate motherhood.
Citing Donum Vitae, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1987 document on bioethics, the commission said that surrogate motherhood violates the dignity of the child, “who is condemned to develop in a strange womb,” as well as the dignity of the woman, “who sells her body.”
The proposed legalization, the commission added, is an “expression of the liberal individualist view of society.”
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