Charles Darwin's 201st birthday is today. It's worth celebrating not only because of his great contributions to science, but also because of the practical ways his theory of evolution has improved medicine.
By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.
That a woman consented to use her body as a surrogate was irrelevant, because there are some acts to which nobody is permitted to consent. As well-meaning as this approach might have been, its underpinnings are inescapably sexist.