Surrogacy Seen as Threat to Children's Rights [Zenit]

Queensland’s Pro-family Groups Mount Opposition
By Catherine Smibert

BRISBANE, Australia, FEB. 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A proposed bill that would legalize altruistic surrogacy in Queensland is not only unnecessary, but is a violation of one’s birthright to enter into the world with a mother and a father, says the Family Council of Queensland.

Family doctor and spokesman of the organization, Dr. David van Gend, together with its president, Alan Baker, wrote this in a letter sent this week to the state’s Parliament, which is set to vote Wednesday on the Surrogacy Bill 2009.

The bill would decriminalize non-commercial surrogacy for both heterosexual and homosexual couples, and single people. Queensland is the only Australian state where altruistic surrogacy is against the law.

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