The bitterness of competing narratives in today’s culture wars can give the impression that no agreement is possible between opposing sides. Margaret Somerville proposes a way forward through a shared ethic of wonder at the mystery and dignity of human life.
Author: Christopher White (Christopher White)
Surrogacy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries
As skeptics in Ireland feared and the naïve in the United States are now realizing, “marriage equality” inevitably leads to the push for “family equality” through third-party reproduction.
Surrogacy: Children of Dreams, Parents of Means
A new book tells the story of an infertile couple that has children through Indian surrogacy services—but it glosses over the costs to egg donors, surrogate mothers, and children.
A Lethal Legacy: Hurricane Katrina and the Indignity of Euthanasia
A new book tells the harrowing story of Memorial Medical Center, where some physicians took the lives of their patients during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Complicating Conception: The Desires of Parents and the Rights of Children
Infertile parents who desperately seek a child might see anonymous sperm donation as the solution to their fertility difficulties. But as the stories in the Anonymous Us collective reveal, the difficulties faced by donor-conceived children are just beginning.
Surrogates and Their Discontents
Governor Christie’s recent veto of a bill that would lower restrictions on gestational surrogate mothers should prompt us to consider surrogacy’s harmful effects on mothers and children.
Seven Billion Strong, and Counting
Concern about overpopulation is unfounded; rather than implement population control policies, let’s invest in the human person.