Lesbian parentage not in the best interests of children, says leading pro life group SPUC
19 April 2010
Lesbian parentage not in the best interests of children, says leading pro-life group SPUC London, 19 April 2010 – Making lesbian couples the legal parents of children conceived through artificial reproductive techniques is not in the best interests of children, says the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
SPUC was responding to news that a lesbian couple from Brighton, England, are the first such couple to sign a British birth certificate as legal parents, under changes passed by Parliament in 2008.
One of the women became pregnant via a sperm donor.
John Smeaton, SPUC director, said: “Making homosexual couples the legal parents of children is not in the best interests of children. It represents a move away from the natural procreation of children to the artificial reproduction of children. Children and child-bearing are thus being instrumentalised to suit certain lifestyles. Children are precious and the natural family provides the best protection for their lives and development. British society is heading down a path of social engineering at its peril.”