Why am I not surprised? The Victorian government has just announced that it will grant IVF access to homosexual couples. Minutes ago it declared that it will go ahead with most of the recommendations put forth in a Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) report into changes to the state Infertility Act. It made 130 recommendations, and Attorney General Rob Hulls has agreed to nearly all of them.
The most controversial include allowing same-sex couples to have access to IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies. We will now have basically open slather, with numerous combinations of “lifestyle arrangements” being able to bring children into the world.
I have been writing about this whole process from the day the Inquiry was announced back in 2002. Everything has gone exactly according to plan – the plan, that is, of the radical social engineers, the homosexual lobby, the biased VLRC, and the leftist Labor government. I said this was going to be a done deal, and sure enough, that has taken place as if it was all pre-arranged.
The concerns of most Victorians and the wellbeing of children have been totally overlooked. The Labor Government and the VLRC have effectively said that the rights of minority activist groups should always take precedence over the well-being of children.
Incredibly, VLRC Commissioner Iain Ross said that these changes were in children’s best interests! He said children were disadvantaged if their family arrangements were not recognised by law. Several things can be said about these claims.
First, the overwhelming weight of 35 years of social science evidence makes this point quite clear: children are best served when raised by their own biological parents. With over 10,000 international studies weighing into this question, the data is irrefutable: children raised in any other structure than that of a mother/father family suffer considerable disadvantages.
This evidence was presented to the VLRC by myself and many other individuals and groups. Dr Ross and the VLRC have simply ignored that wealth of evidence. They have chosen to sweep the data under the carpet, preferring instead to push political correctness and advance the cause of radical minority groups. This is scandalous and shameful.
Worse of all, we Victorian taxpayers are footing the bill for both the VLRC and our activist government. It seems that with wall-to-wall Labor governments around the country, they now believe they can do whatever they want, and ignore the concerns of the majority, and squash under their heels the wellbeing of children.
Also, Dr Ross is being quite disingenuous here, by claiming children in different types of relationship settings need legal recognition. If that is the case, why not go all the way? Why not change all our laws and legalise in favor of other minority situations? After all, some children grow up in households where their parents are drug addicts. Should we legalise all drugs, therefore, in the interests of the child?
Maybe we should abolish all laws against theft as well. After all, a minority of children grow up in homes where the parents are thieves. If we want the children not to be stigmatised or feeling left out, I guess we must legally recognise their parents’ situation as well.
And what about other family situations? If the radical social engineers want children to be raised in same-sex households, why not all “loving, consensual” relationships? What if three men love each other and want to have children by IVF? Should they not have IVF access for the very same reasons that same-sex couples now can?
This whole situation has been one long exercise in social engineering and radical politics. The rights of minority groups and greedy adults are being put ahead of the rights and wellbeing of our most precious and innocent asset: our children. When our children suffer, the whole of society suffers.
These radical social experiments are relatively new yet. Give them a few more decades to let the bitter fruit begin to appear. We will all pay for the reckless abandonment of the wisdom of the ages and common sense. Indeed, we all suffer when radical minority groups are allowed to trump the rights and welfare of the rest of the community, especially that of our children.