Friday, May 23, 2008

Does a child need a father?

Apparently not if the child is created via IVF for the benefit of lesbian couples or single women. Most of the newspapers have covered the recent House of Commons vote and the Daily Mail is suitably outraged!

Glad that's sorted out....and it will make the explanation of the birds and the bees to a 5 year old far simpler. By the time these children are grown no doubt cloning will be in vogue so not knowing who your dad is will be a minor issue.

Only one problem - maybe the child will grow up with a desperate longing to know and no fortune teller in the land can solve that one. If I could choose my dad it would of course be my own but my fantasy dad would be Alan Sugar. Social workers warn of the dangers associated with a fantasy father figure ...oh dear life is ever more complicated!!!

1 comment:

Criticak said...

No doubt that this was motivated more from the desire to keep Britain's birth rate from stagnating as it's been on the wane for a while now. I'm sure that it's quite liberating for women not to have a father for their children. I can't help but thinking that the smarter, single women will want to have a father figure around because it's easier for 2 people to raise a child.