Commercial surrogacy and the commodification of children: an ethical perspective

Med Law. 1995;14(3-4):163-70.


The aim of this article is to establish whether there is anything intrinsically immoral about surrogacy arrangements from the perspective of the children born from such arrangements. We focus on the claim that surrogacy entails the wrongful commodification or transfer of children, thereby degrading them and disrespecting their inherent moral value as individual human beings.

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics*
  • Child
  • Civil Rights
  • Commerce*
  • Humans
  • Morals
  • Ownership
  • Surrogate Mothers*
  • Tissue Donors