Audio interview

The ethical minefield of surrogacy

02 Jan 2017
RN Breakfast

Description

How do you tell a couple who are desperate for a child that they can't conceive? Then how do you tell them their last resort—paying a woman, usually in a developing country, to be a surrogate mother—is an ethical minefield?

Cambodia recently joined a long list of countries outlawing commercial surrogacy because it can exploit women who've nothing to sell but the use of their bodies.

In the latest instalment of our series examining some of the major ethical issues of 2016, Andrew West of RN's Religion and Ethics Report speaks to Margaret Somerville on surrogacy.