Here is an article (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/health/surrogacy-kelley-legal-battle/) that delves into the messy intricacies that develop with modern medical expertise… Especially when it comes to fertility and surrogacy.
The story “pits” the surrogate mom as a pro-life person… and the genetic parents as some kind of compassionate and human people. In addition, inserts some unexpected twists.
It is an interesting read; however the clinical discussion of human life is a bit off-putting. But continued reading revealed some interesting bits in the emotional stand-off of the parties involved.
One cannot help to detect the unstated bias of the author, she writes of the so-described humane genetic parents, “They wanted something better for this child.” In this declaration, she states two irreconcilable things. The first opinion, that abortion is something better than life. The second, most importantly, truth… that the unborn baby is indeed a human child.
While the surrogate mom does indeed have “issues,” she emerges a hero, of sorts. We all have heard the age-old lie from the enemy… that we can be like God. In this story, it is presented in a compassionate way as the surrogate mom remembers, “They said I should try to be God-like and have mercy on the child and let her go.”
I still cannot help but to think all concerned acknowledge the life in the womb as a CHILD. Yet, there are some who, in cold-blooded fashion, openly advocate for murder of such. (There is no other description for this crime.)
What follows is a sickening discussion of what the monetary value of this baby was, the surrogate mom decided at about $15,000 and the genetic mom, about $10,000. Is this what it comes down to these days, money?
However, the baby is eventually born and her prospects for a long life are not very good.
Nevertheless, what say you, ought we not to leave the playing God part to God?
I say no to playing God in this… and that Baby S is infinitely valuable, as Christ died for her, too.
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