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Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Surrogacy results in ‘commercialization of women and children’

Jan 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron’s statement follows the pope’s speech to the ambassadors to the Vatican in which he called for a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a speech to all of the world’s ambassadors to the Vatican on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.

Pope Francis calls surrogacy ‘deplorable,’ calls for global ban in speech to ambassadors

Jan 8, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called surrogacy “deplorable” and called for a global ban on the exploitative practice of “so-called surrogate motherhood.” Read more

Young pro-life people paint a mural with messages opposing surrogate motherhood in Mexico.

Pro-lifers in Mexico call for ban on surrogate motherhood

Mar 14, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The Steps for Life platform in Mexico called for legislation against surrogate motherhood, known in Spanish as “rent-a-womb.” Read more


International group launches proposal to ban surrogacy worldwide

Mar 6, 2023

By Solène Tadié

A signed document aims to raise global awareness of surrogacy, which the group considers to be a practice that violates... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022

Pope Francis: Pornography is ‘a threat to public health’

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today. Read more

Several pro-life laws take effect in South Dakota

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

Five pro-life laws went into effect in South Dakota on Thursday. Read more

New York’s commercial surrogacy legalization will exploit women, critics say

Feb 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

New York state this week legalized commercial surrogacy, prompting concerns about the exploitation of women and commodification of children. Read more

The flag of Ecuador.

Ecuadorian president vetoes health code bill

Sep 28, 2020

The Ecuadorian president on Friday vetoed the entire Health Code bill passed by the country’s legislature. The bill would have... Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.

New York bishops condemn 'dangerous' surrogacy bill

Jan 8, 2020

The bishops of New York stated their opposition to commercial surrogacy Wednesday as a new bill was introduced to legalize the... Read more

Cuomo proposal would lift New York’s ban on surrogacy contracts

Feb 5, 2019

Just days after expanding legal abortion up to the point of birth, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a... Read more

#BigFertility: New documentary aims to shed light on the surrogacy industry

Jun 23, 2018

Becoming a surrogate mother seemed like a natural option for Kelly Martinez, who enjoyed helping people and liked being pregnant.  Read more

In an age of #MeToo, women take a ‘second look’ at the sexual revolution

Jun 1, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching... Read more

In Europe, Catholics and feminists unite against surrogacy

Apr 1, 2017

Reproductive issues often leave Catholics and secular feminists at odds, but a recent anti-surrogacy conference in Rome has created an... Read more

Feminist Party in Spain denounces surrogate mother fair

May 5, 2016

The Feminist Party of Spain has filed a complaint in court over an upcoming surrogate motherhood “fair” as constituting an... Read more

Surrogacy and the risk of forced abortion - Calif. cases bring new scrutiny

Jan 12, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Surrogate pregnancy is back in the news with two high profile cases where two different surrogate mothers of triplets rejected... Read more

India draws praise for plan to end foreign surrogacy

Oct 29, 2015

Known as the surrogacy capital of the world, India has announced that it would like to end its practice of... Read more

High price tags and ugly secrets – how surrogacy preys on poor women

Jul 26, 2015

By Elise Harris

Women from a poor demographic have become an increasing interest in the multi-billion dollar surrogate industry, with most mothers being... Read more