Governmental child abuse (letter)by Dr David van GendNews Weekly
, September 5, 2009
How dare Queensland Premier Anna Bligh decree that a little girl can now be brought into the world with no possibility of ever knowing her father (The Australian
, August 18)? Or that a baby boy conceived in a surrogate's womb is never to have a mother - just two gay men posing as a mother and father.
That is not "putting the interests of surrogate children first", as Bligh despicably asserts; it is governmental child abuse. It denies a child its most fundamental interest and human right - to know the love of both a mother and a father. It subjects a child to a lifelong experiment on its emotional development, in order to gratify the desire of homosexual adults to raise a child.
No government has the authority to violate the primal needs of a child or mess with the deep sanity of nature. This is not good government, but hubristic moral vandalism, and like all vandals, Bligh must be made to remove this ugly graffiti.Dr David van Gend,