Pending Irish legislation on assisted reproduction seen as attack on family
Catholic World News - November 21, 2013
New legislation that will allow provide access to in vitro fertilization for unmarried couples is “the most far-reaching attack on the natural rights of children this country has seen in a very long time,” argues Irish columnist David Quinn.
The legislation, which is being pushed by justice minister Alan Shatter, would allow for the use of surrogate mothers, egg and sperm donors. Homosexual couples, as well as unmarried heterosexual couples, would be allowed to use assisted reproduction. Quinn notes that the measure would “permit the deliberate creation of motherless or fatherless children, and the deliberate cutting of the natural ties between children and their parents.”
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