Vatican Says ‘Gender Theory,’ Surrogacy, Euthanasia Among Violations of Human Dignity

The Vatican said Monday that gender-transition surgery and surrogacy are grave violations of human dignity. It put them on par with abortion and euthanasia as practices that reject God’s plan for human life.

In a 20-page document titled “Dignitas Infinita” (“Infinite Dignity”), the Catholic Church’s doctrine office also condemned euthanasia and assisted suicide, which it called “a special case of human dignity violation.”

According to the document, “poverty, the situation of migrants, violence against women, human trafficking [and] war” violate human dignity, as do surrogacy, gender theory, abortion and euthanasia.

While “every person, regardless of sexual orientation [should be] treated with consideration,” human life should be treated as an immutable gift from God, the document says. “Desiring a personal self-determination, as gender theory prescribes … amounts to a concession to the age-old temptation to make oneself God,” it says.

“[A]ny sex-change intervention, as a rule, risks threatening the unique dignity the person has received from the moment of conception,” the doctrinal document states. (Read more from “Vatican Says ‘Gender Theory,’ Surrogacy, Euthanasia Among Violations of Human Dignity” HERE)