Saturday 25 November 2017

Motherhood has changed: only father's role is certain now

Motherhood has changed. Thinkstock Images
Motherhood has changed. Thinkstock Images
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

IF, although I increasingly suspect when, the Government loses the forthcoming same sex marriage referendum, it will only have itself to blame.

And when the hand wringing and recriminations and aches begin, politicians need look no further than their collective, successive failure to introduce - in a timely fashion - laws regulating surrogacy and other aspects of assisted human reproduction (AHR).

For all his many blind spots, in my view, in respect of the gardaí, former Justice Minister Alan Shatter was astute enough to recognise that the debate on same sex marriage should not be conflated with other hot parenting topics such as surrogacy - primarily a heterosexual enterprise - as well as issues such as gay adoption/parenting.

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