Surrogacy: The intended parents, altruistic versus commercial, ancient Christians saving abandoned babies, and a post-genetic community


The numbers of couples choosing to have children via surrogate mothers has been steadily rising in recent years. Now, the UK authorities are considering plans for a radical overhaul of the laws around surrogacy, making it more heavily regulated but also reversing certain presumptions around legal parenthood. In this episode we discuss why surrogacy is gaining in popularity, the pros and cons of the proposed reforms, and whether Christians should endorse surrogacy as a good way to start families.

- We previously discussed this issue on an episode of Premier’s Unbelievable podcast
- Tim also wrote an article last year exploring the issue in depth
- The Law Commission report on surrogacy reforms
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Released on 28 Jun 2023

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