The Natural Laws of Commercial Surrogate Parenting

Type of Submission


Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



The purpose of this paper is to show that Commercial Surrogate (CSP) parenting is a violation of the natural goods of pregnancy and is incompatible with human flourishing. Natural Law ethics undergird these claims. I have utilized the history of surrogacy and the current legal framework in the United States to develop an understanding of CSP practices. A distinction between traditional adoption practices and CSP is made regarding the non-surrogate parents moral complicity in these situations. Study also reveals that the natural bonding between mother and child is also interrupted for monetary gain.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

The Natural Laws of Commercial Surrogate Parenting

Cedarville, OH