Iona Institute Director David Quinn was on Newtalk’s Moncrieff programme last week talking about surrogacy.
In a long interview, Moncrieff and Quinn discussed the differences between surrogacy and gamete donation on the one hand and adoption on the other.
Quinn asked Moncrieff to consider some of the unintended consequences that could come about through legislation for assisted reproductive technologies: he pointed out that it would be perfectly possible for a single man to commission a child through egg donation and surrogacy.
They also talked about other issues arising out of surrogacy, such as making children the subject of a contract, and splitting motherhood.
Listen to the whole thing here. (Begins at 6:25).