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Surrogacy, Prostitution and Power

The body reveals the soul, so the body’s most intimate actions cannot be bought—this rules out the practice of surrogacy. The main problem with surrogacy is the separation of the unitive and procreative ends of the marital act, and as discussed previously, the commodification of children is a problem as well. But there are two further problems inherent to surrogacy. One is the buying and selling of a person’s body in ways that it cannot be bought, as with prostitution, and the other is the inherent power differential that can lead to abuse between…

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