September 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006: A child's right ...

Bumped up as it is related to: Sept. 28, 2006: Dear SOW & Assorted Activists

Losing the right to a mommy and daddy -- "Marquardt conducted extensive interviews with adult children conceived through sperm donation by strangers, a first in this field of research." , Barbara Kay, National Post, September 27, 2006 via CNEWS Forum

By "words matter," Marquardt is referring to Canada's gay marriage law, Bill C-38, which includes a provision to erase the term "natural parent" and replace it across the board with "legal parent" in federal law. At one stroke, she says, the locus of power in identifying a child's parents precipitously shifted to the state, from the civil society that preceded it. [....]

[Elizabeth Marquardt] is the keynote speaker in Ottawa [Sept. 28, 06] at the Institute of Marriage and Family's first annual family policy conference, a one-day session addressing a 50-strong complement of MPs, senior staff, NGO representatives and other decision-makers around social policy and family issues. Her topic: "The Revolution in Parenthood -- The Emerging Global Clash between Adult Rights and Children's Needs."

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Elizabeth Marquardt: Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce

Amazon has 19 reviews: the book gets 4.5 gold stars


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