• Popular Commentator’s Surrogacy Experience Exposes Limitations of Secular Conservatism

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    Surge Summary: Favorite “Conservative” political commentator David Rubin, with his homosexual partner, are having two babies via surrogate mothers. This is neither a Christian nor conservative practice – and it exposes the shortcomings of secular conservatism.

    by The Ruth Institute

    When “conservative” celebrity David Rubin and his so-called partner announced they will have two babies using donated eggs and surrogate mothers, other prominent “conservatives” fell all over themselves congratulating him.

    Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., observed: “These two children that Rubin has ordered have every right to exist. No matter what the parents may have done or not done, we must never regret the existence of any child.”

    However, she added: “Let us be clear that these ‘parents’ have done something egregious. The two men who will have legal parenting rights have purchased genetic material from one, possibly two, different women. One or two women sold her eggs, meaning, her potential children. Yet another pair of women have agreed to rent their wombs for nine months to gestate children they will surrender at birth.”

    “All of these women, genetic and gestational, promise to have no relationship with their children. The children have not one, but two mothers, a gestational mother and a genetic mother, who have been erased from their lives forever.”

    “This brings me to the ultimate travesty of the ‘conservatives’ who rush to congratulate Rubin on his acquisitions. To these conservatives, I say: ‘You assume that the bonding between the child and the gestational mother will never matter to the child in any way. You vainly hope that this child will not be bothered by the loss of a connection with his or her mother.’”

    “This is not a ‘conservative’ stand. It is not even a rational stand. ‘I did it because I wanted to’ is not a rational reason for anything. It is simply a statement of willfulness.”

    Morse urged: “If a child doesn’t have a right to a relationship with his or her own parents, no one has a right to anything. What remains to conserve, once you’ve stripped away the most basic birthright of a human being?”

    “The family is founded on the Biblical worldview and natural law. Surrogacy is based on a manipulation of science. Religious conservatives understand this. That’s why we fight so hard for the right to life, for parental rights, and for family integrity.”

    “Surrogacy says children may be purchased, like any other commodity. This is not a conservative value. The free market was intended to apply to commodities, never to people.”

    “Non-religious conservativism is dead,” Morse said. “When the history of this era is written, people will look back and marvel at how crazy we became, how filled with hubris and stubbornly self-indulgent we were. And those historians of the future will realize: Only people of faith had the sense to see that this was wrong, and the courage to stand against it.”

    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. The Institute’s 2022 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution is June 24-25 in Lake Charles, LA.

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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    Image: Adapted from:By Whpq – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=92390948


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