Following on from today's post about the catholic drivel masquerading as a decent news source, I looked into things a little further.
It wasn't just same-sex couples wanting IVF that the catholic priests and Iain 'Duncan' Donuts were opposed to, but also the idea that women could use IVF without the sperm donor (= 'father') being around to bring up the kid.
This makes things slightly different. It's not just rampant homophobia from the church that made them wade into this debate in the first place, but also hypocrisy of the most ridiculous kind. The Christian church, and the Catholic church in particular, spout the ludicrous idea of a virgin birth. That is to say, a family without a father. A woman getting pregnant without a man - through 'God' turning up in a dream. Even in these days of science and reason, they're still trotting out the horseshit about a woman being made pregnant without a sperm cell being involved. Yet they want us to take them seriously when it comes to matters of procreation.
These fools who either believe in magic - or realise it doesn't exist but still continue perpetuating the claptrap and drivel to children and adults alike - are trying to tell us that they have the moral authority and scientific understanding to know about families and children. They may believe that pregnancy is possible without sperm, but they want you to take them seriously when they say that families need fathers to be effective.
Perhaps there are many who believe in the role of fatherhood who find all this bollocks from the church and politicians a little distasteful. And although some may find it less desirable for children to be brought up without a dad or a father-figure, the reality is that it's happening all the time and it's part of our culture nowadays. Who are we to intervene? What business is it of ours? What right is it of ours to say who can and who cannot have children? On what evidence? Or just on a hunch that we don't like these people? Should we make IVF less available for people whose lifestyles we don't like? How do we know they're worse? We already do that for adoption - and if the moralistic wankers of the Tory party and the church had their way, it would be even less available.
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