I'm considering becoming Catholic and I have a question for you. My friend has medical problems that leads her to believe she may not be able to have children later on in life. She told me that she was considering having a friend be the surrogate mother of her and her husband's child if they were not able to on their own. At first I understood why she would do that, but now that I've begun thinking about a lot of things in terms of spirituality, I feel that I don't agree with her anymore. If she brings it up again, I don't want to tell her what to do, but I don't want to pretend that I agree either. Any suggestions?
Thank you so much.
The best way to approach this would be to explain WHY you do not agree with her, and I am going to give you the Church statement on surrogate motherhood, which you can read through and then incorporate it into your discussion. You may be surprised to find that she will change her mind. Maybe she would be happier if she first check with a Catholic reproductive health specialist to determine whether or not there isn't a far better way to go.Read details