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YES SIDE ARE THE ONES BEING MISLEADING ABOUT SURROGACY

Press Release from Mothers and Fathers Matter

YES SIDE ARE THE ONES BEING MISLEADING ABOUT SURROGACY

April 24 – In response to an intervention from the group “Lawyers for Yes” this morning about surrogacy being raised as an issue in the marriage referendum, Mothers and Fathers Matter issued the following statement:

“Voters may be deceived by a lot of things, but everybody knows that two men or two women can’t have a baby by themselves.

“For two men to have a baby, that child must be carried by a woman. Unless they adopt, the child will come about via the services of a surrogate mother. This is making children to order. The intention in most of these cases is for that baby never to be known by its mother again.

“We believe every child deserves the love of a mother and a father. We believe that deliberately separating a child from its mother is wrong.

“A YES vote gives two men the right to have a child under Article 41. A Yes vote means that if a married opposite-sex couple are given a legal right to use a surrogate mother (we believe surrogacy is problematic in all cases) that right will have to be given to two married men as well.

“If the YES side want to say this has nothing to do with the referendum, they are deluding themselves”.

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Further information about Mothers and Fathers Matter can be found on our website: www.mothersandfathersmatter.ie


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