The Center for Surrogacy and Egg Donation publishes a page on their website answering any questions you might have about renting your womb, including how much you may be allotted for a “selective reduction.”

I find the whole thing rather unsettling. The Catechism calls it “gravely immoral.”

I know that so many people struggle to have children. I know the pain of losing children. It’s terrible. But this whole industry of womb renting is fraught with dangers.

We saw it recently when a surrogate mother refused to terminate an unborn baby and the biological parents argued that the unborn baby rightfully belonged to them and it was their choice. The surrogate felt forced to flee to save the baby.

Just take a look at the coldness of this. They’re talking about bringing a new life into the world. And it’s all monetized. And in the mix there is how much you’d get for a “selective reduction.”

Carrier’s Fees & Expenses (Guaranteed Fees & Expenses)

Average First Time Gestational Carrier’s Base Fee
$24,000.00 – $28,000.00

Average Experienced Gestational Carrier’s Base Fee
$28,000.00 – $38,500.00

Life Insurance (Cost of a 1-Year Term Policy)
$250.00 – $500.00

Maternity Clothes Allowance
$500.00 – $750.00

Possible Carrier Fees & Expenses

$0.00 – $8,000.00

$0.00 – $3,000.00

Invasive Procedures (Amnio, CVS, D&C, etc.)
$0.00 – $1,000.00

Termination or Selective Reduction
$0.00 – $4,000.00

Lost Wages and/or Childcare for Medical Appointments
Actual Net Expense

Lost Wages for Carrier’s Husband
Actual Net Expense

Lost Wages and/or Childcare for Bed Rest (pre-birth & post-birth)
Actual Net Expense

Housekeeping for Bed Rest
Actual Net Expense

Travel Expenses

Local Carriers – If you live within driving distance to the IVF Clinic, you will be reimbursed for:

1. Mileage at the current IRS Mileage Rate;

2. Parking; and

3. Tolls.

Out of Area Carriers – If you do not live within driving distance to the IVF Clinic, you will be reimbursed for:

1. All of the expenses listed above for Local Carriers;

2. Airfare for you and your husband for the screening appointment and the embryo transfer procedure;

3. Hotel for the screening appointment and retrieval procedure;

4. Local transportation (compact rental car, taxis, etc.) to and from your local airport and to and from the airport near the IVF Clinic;

5. Parking at your local airport; and

6. $75.00 per day meal allowance, including travel days.

Tolls. Tolls and parking. It’s a business arrangement to them. Wealthy people want something and they get it. So many poor women will be exploited by this.

The thing is that this all seems to fit in with the racist ideals of the abortion movement. Margaret Sanger didn’t want minority babies. So hey, brand new idea, let’s pay minorities to have beautiful white babies. Score!!! It’s all so dehumanizing. As always, prayers are needed.