David Quinn: Government’s rush to embrace the ‘new normal’ downgrades the natural family. 20/02/2015
David Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute and advisor to Mothers and Fathers Matter dedicated his column in the Irish Independent to the government’s Children and Family Relationship bill. In relation to assisted human reproduction (AHR) as it’s provide or in the bill he says of those who “commission” a child:
The two men will then take delivery of the child who they have obtained by paying one woman for her egg and another woman for her womb, but this child will have no mother in their life. The child will be deliberately robbed of a mother.
This is what Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Children’s Minister James Reilly, Health Minister Leo Varadkar, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and virtually every other politician in the Oireachtas are giving their express approval to. And they have the audacity to claim the Children and Family Relationships Bill (and planned surrogacy legislation) is pro-child.
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