I love it when I stumble across a good article. I love it even more when it turns out the author is a member of ProWomanProLife. Brigitte Pellerin writes here about surrogate motherhood. My favourite part comes in the kicker:
What bothers me most about it is that it is part of a wider culture that promotes and aggressively encourages anything that lets adults indulge their every whim and fancy. On any given day, countless women go for an abortion while countless others go through invasive assisted reproductive techniques while other women wait to have their uterus chosen to carry someone else’s precious embryo or their ovaries plucked so they can sell their eggs. The only moral standard here is that whatever I want is right, and must be mine. It is not possible to build a coherently decent society on such a basis.
“What I want is right.” (And when I think about it, do I even know what I want?) This is the basis for our abortion-friendly culture. And we call it “women’s rights.” How very empowering.