Columnist for The Australian newspaper Angela Shanahan, has written about the Prime Minister's apology last week to victims of forced adoption.

The article explores the hypocrisy between the formal apology and same-sex and single surrogacy.

Below is an excerpt of the piece:

Many of us were appalled by the sheer hypocrisy generated by that irksome modern phenomenon, the institutional apology. Generally, I don't believe in mass apologies; they have taken the place of personal moral culpability and cheapened contrition, even when an institutional policy needs to be abrogated.

Instead today's mass apologies use the sheer intimidatory power of political correctness as a way of forcing a single view. And that politically correct view allows no nuance. Witness what happened to Tony Abbott because the nuances of his speech were not "right".

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