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    Ep 877 | Should Gay Couples Adopt? | Guest: Katy Faust (Part Two)

    enSeptember 21, 2023

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    • Considering the responsibility to adopt and parent frozen embryosAs Christians, it's our moral responsibility to adopt and parent frozen embryos instead of leaving it to someone else, honoring their right to life and love from their biological parents.

      When it comes to the issue of over a million frozen embryos created through IVF, Christians should consider it their responsibility to adopt and parent these embryos, rather than leaving it to someone else. These embryos, being made in the image of God, deserve the right to life and to be known and loved by their biological parents. The options suggested by organizations like the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, such as thawing and discarding or donating to research or another couple, do not honor the children's rights. It may require making sacrifices, but it is the moral and child-honoring choice for the parents to go back and get their frozen embryos and bring them to life.

    • Embryo adoption: A formal process for abandoned embryosEmbryo adoption involves a formal process, potentially with open adoption, allowing children access to their birth parents and history, focusing on their wellbeing.

      Embryo adoption, not embryo donation, is the ethical solution for handling abandoned embryos. Embryo adoption involves a formal adoption process, with potential for open adoption, allowing children access to their birth parents and their history. However, it's important to acknowledge the unique challenges that come with embryo adoption, such as explaining complex concepts to children. The focus should always be on the child's wellbeing, not as a solution for the convenience of the adults. It's crucial to remember that the creation of surplus embryos is a complex issue, and embryo adoption alone won't solve the problem. Brave Books, a sponsor, offers resources to help parents navigate difficult conversations with their children about various topics, including cultural, moral, political issues.

    • Exploring Alternatives to Traditional Family BuildingBraveBooks offers age-appropriate, engaging books for kids on complex issues. While it's crucial to consider various family-building options, focusing on traditional means avoids ethical dilemmas.

      BraveBooks offers an engaging subscription service for children, delivering picture books each month that tackle complex issues in an age-appropriate and entertaining way. The ideal age group is kindergarten to 4th grade. These books cover topics such as the sanctity of life, gender, and the Second Amendment. BraveBooks provides a reliable alternative to libraries, where some children's books may contain hidden messages. As a listener, I agree that it's essential to consider various aspects when deciding between adopting an embryo or an older child. However, I also believe that the ethical dilemmas surrounding embryo adoption and surrogacy can be avoided by focusing on building families through traditional means. The situation of a couple unable to carry their own embryo and considering a surrogate is challenging, but ultimately, I would argue against adopting an embryo and hiring a surrogate. Adoption and reproductive technologies have fundamental differences, with adoption ensuring that no money goes from the adopting family to the birth family, while practices like surrogacy can border on child trafficking.

    • Ethical dilemmas and potential human rights violations in surrogacy and adoptionPaying for a baby through surrogacy or adoption can create ethical dilemmas, potentially leading to human rights violations, including child trafficking and eugenics.

      Paying for a baby through surrogacy or adoption can lead to ethical dilemmas and potential human rights violations. According to the discussion, such practices can be considered child trafficking when money is exchanged between parties for the baby, creating confusion about the child's mother and potentially severing their bond with their birth mother. Furthermore, the IVF and surrogacy process often involves selecting the desired gender and discarding embryos that do not meet specific criteria, which can be compared to eugenics. These practices, while common among couples with significant financial resources, raise ethical concerns and should be reconsidered. Instead, efforts should focus on preventing such scenarios and respecting children's rights to life, their relationship with their biological parents, and their inherent worth.

    • The Ethical Implications of Creating Children Through TechnologyTreating children as products based on their characteristics can lead to their commodification and potential harm. Remember, children are independent beings deserving of love and protection.

      As technology advances and we have the ability to create children through means other than natural conception, it's essential to consider the ethical implications. The mindset of treating children as products we can order and discard based on their characteristics is dangerous and a slippery slope towards the commodification of human beings. Cases of wrongly implanted embryos leading to lawsuits highlight this issue. Additionally, the example of a surrogate mother being pressured to abort a premature baby because the intended parents did not want a child with health issues underscores the potential risks for children in such situations. It's crucial to remember that children are not ours to own or manipulate, but rather, they exist independently and deserve love, care, and protection regardless of their characteristics.

    • Steady supply of American meat with price security and ethical sourcingGood Ranchers provides consumers with a stable source of American meat, secured at a fixed price for two years, while ensuring ethical farming practices

      Good Ranchers offers consumers a sense of security and convenience by providing a steady supply of American meat, locked in at the same price for two years, delivered directly to their door. This not only eliminates the worry of inflation and empty freezers but also ensures the ethical sourcing of the meat. Meanwhile, in the realm of surrogacy, the concept of "my body, my choice" can become blurred. While surrogates may have the legal right to terminate pregnancies, the reality of this practice raises ethical questions, particularly when it comes to the termination of wanted fetuses. These complexities highlight the need for open dialogue and a deeper understanding of the realities and implications of surrogacy and abortion.

    • The bond between a surrogate mother and her baby is significant and naturalRespecting the emotional connection between surrogates and their babies is crucial. Surrogates are not just carriers but nurturers, and babies form deep attachments to them. Disregarding this bond can lead to trauma and loss.

      The bond between a surrogate mother and the baby she carries is significant and should be recognized and respected. This bond forms early, even before birth, and is a natural part of the surrogacy process. However, some intended parents may choose to selectively reduce or terminate the pregnancy against the surrogate's wishes, disregarding the emotional connection between them. This can lead to trauma for the surrogate and the potential loss of a life that could have been cherished. It's essential to remember that the surrogate is not just a carrier but a nurturer, and the baby forms a deep attachment to her. The idea that a baby can be easily detached and transferred to another family is a misconception. Instead, we should advocate for the rights and well-being of all parties involved, especially the children who are losing the only relationship they have ever known.

    • Protecting Children's Rights in Surrogacy DiscussionsPolicies prioritizing children's well-being and respecting biological realities are essential in surrogacy discussions.

      The focus on ensuring the rights and well-being of children should be the priority in discussions and policies regarding surrogacy. The consent of all adults involved is important, but the lack of consent from the child is a significant issue that must be addressed. The recent actions in Italy, where the government is pushing for a ban on surrogacy and limiting parental rights to the biological parent only, can be seen as a pro-child policy. This policy recognizes the importance of a child growing up with both a mother and a father, as research suggests. It's crucial to remember that the physical realities of one's body can limit one's ability to have a child, and laws cannot change that. Therefore, policies that prioritize the well-being of children and respect the biological realities of all individuals are essential.

    • A child's right to know their biological identityMaintaining a child's birth certificate integrity is crucial for their future. Adoptive parents' rights should be secured through alternative means, and children deserve access to their original birth certificates to learn about their origins.

      Birth certificates serve an essential role in preserving a child's identity and recording the facts of their birth, and it is crucial to maintain the integrity of this document for the sake of the child. While adult equality and progress are important, they should not come at the expense of a child's right to know their biological identity. Adoptive parents should have their parental rights secured through alternative means, and birth certificates should not be used as a second marriage license for adults. The history of putting adoptive parents on birth certificates was initially done to avoid stigma, but it has since become a topic of debate among adoptee groups who wish to access their original birth certificates to learn about their origins. Ultimately, the focus should be on the child's right to know their biological identity and maintain the integrity of the birth certificate as a crucial record for their future.

    • Adoption prioritizes child's interestsAdoption focuses on the best interests of the child, including placement with relatives, being raised by a married couple, caring for sibling groups, and financial and emotional preparedness. When these conditions cannot be met by a heterosexual couple, a single or same-sex couple may be considered as an alternative.

      In the context of adoption, the focus is on the best interests of the child. Unlike third-party reproduction where the adult is the client, adoption prioritizes the child's needs and well-being. The child's interests include being placed with relatives when safe, being raised by a married heterosexual couple, being able to care for sibling groups, and being financially and emotionally prepared to meet the child's needs. When these conditions cannot be met by a heterosexual couple, a single or same-sex couple may be considered as an alternative option. Therefore, instead of opposing same-sex adoption, individuals who hold such views are encouraged to adopt children who are often overlooked, such as older children, sibling groups, and those with special needs.

    • Children deserve loving parents, regardless of genderEducate yourself on children's rights and become an advocate to make a difference in their lives, starting with a wireless provider that supports family values

      Every child deserves a loving family, ideally with both a mother and a father. However, when this ideal cannot be achieved, the next best option is for two loving parents, regardless of gender, to adopt a child in need. Katie Marasco, an advocate for children's rights, emphasizes the importance of prioritizing children's needs and rights, even when it goes against societal norms. She encourages individuals to educate themselves on children's rights issues through her book, "Them Before Us," and to become advocates for children who have been abandoned by politicians and celebrities. For those looking to make a difference, Marasco suggests starting by switching to a wireless provider like Patriot Mobile, which aligns with conservative values and supports causes that prioritize the well-being of families and children. By taking action in small ways, each person can make a significant impact on the lives of children in need. To learn more about Katie Marasco and her work, follow her on Twitter @Advo_Katie or visit thembeforeus.com.

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    Ep 1025 | Chrissy Teigen Cries Tears of Joy Over Abortion

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    Ep 1024 | First Presidential Debate, 10 Commandments in Schools

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