Let's say you have a married Mormon couple who can't conceive. The problem is with the mother. Her eggs are not viable, or they are too old. The father's sperm is OK.
So this couple wants to have a baby but has to use a donor egg to do so. Is this OK for an upstanding, moral Mormon couple?
- Mom says yes because it's basically like adoption, except the child shares DNA with one of the parents. The difference is that the mother will be giving birth to the baby.
- Dad says no because it's "going outside of the marriage." Even if in a non-sexual way, the egg is coming from a stranger and being fertilized with the husband's sperm. It's immoral.
What do you think?
PS: I can assure you, my parents, who are in their 50's, are NOT thinking of doing this. Thank the Lord for that! :)