Saturday 23 September 2017

Government's rush to embrace the 'new normal' downgrades the natural family

Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara in the smash-hit US comedy TV series ‘Modern Family’: in reality the moral dilemmas posed by the proposed legislation to cater for Ireland’s ‘modern families’ may prove to be not so funny.
Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara in the smash-hit US comedy TV series ‘Modern Family’: in reality the moral dilemmas posed by the proposed legislation to cater for Ireland’s ‘modern families’ may prove to be not so funny.
David Quinn

David Quinn

BBC2 recently aired 'The Vikings are Coming'. It's not what you think. It wasn't about Vikings. Instead it was a documentary about Denmark's thriving export market in the sperm of Danish men.

The programme followed a number of English women - single women and lesbian couples - buying sperm from a sperm bank in Denmark so they could try and become pregnant.

We watched as they browsed catalogues of sperm donors trying to find one who matched their specifications. Two of the women said it was like "shopping on Amazon".

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