New ways to treat illness and infertility are the goal of many reproductive and genetic technologies. However, there is a risk that vulnerable people may be exploited, such as infertile couples desperate to have a child or low-income women who may donate eggs or become surrogates out of financial need.
Some of these technologies are destructive of human life and others may change our understanding of what it means to be human. A child may never have the possibility of knowing their lineage or biological relatives if they are conceived using anonymously donated sperm or eggs. We risk turning children into commodities, as well as changing the structure and understanding of families.
God calls us to protect and respect human life, to care for the vulnerable and to support families.