Brisbane couple Sophie and Julian Parkinson have found the COVID-19 restrictions difficult for different reasons than most Australians. Despite the practice being illegal, and the exorbitant cost, they entered into a surrogacy arrangement with a Ukraine woman to get what they most desired – a baby.
The diligence of Hon Nick Goiran to speak for almost 24 hours regarding concerns with the government’s Surrogacy Amendment Bill has been congratulated by the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Australian Christian Lobby is urging members of the WA Legislative Council to vote against the Human Reproductive Technology & Surrogacy Amendment Bill, which if passed would allow men to apply for altruistic surrogacy.
The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned with news of a Northern Territory couple advertising for a surrogate to the tune of $30,000.
In March 2018, the Senate instigated an inquiry into the use of mitochondrial transfer which is a process of genetic manipulation to avoid the transfer of mitochondrial disease.
Surrogacy is always an emotive subject. Being childless is, for many couples, a very painful road to travel. Surrogacy if often held up as the “solution”.
Happy New Year and welcome to another year at ACL.
I trust you and your family have enjoyed rest and relaxation over the Christmas period.
The ACL Team and I have benefitted from time out after a tumultuous 12 months.
The Australian Christian Lobby has condemned moves by the WA Government to remove surrogacy-law safeguards which would deliberately deprive children of their mother or father.
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed plans by the South Australian Government to give people born from assisted reproductive techniques rights to information about their donor parents.
People around the country are raising their voices to express their sincerely held view that marriage cannot and should not be redefined. The silent majority are beginning to voice their values.
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