AD2000 - a journal of religious opinionAD Books
Ask a Question
View Cart
Checkout
Search AD2000: author: full text:  
AD2000 - a journal of religious opinion
Find a Book:

 
AD2000 Home
Article Index
Bookstore
About AD2000
Subscribe
Links
Contact Us
 
 
 
Email Updates
Name:

Email:

Add Me
Remove Me

Subscriber Access:

Enter the Internet Access Key from your mailing label here for full access!
 

Letters

Why not adoption?

Bookmark and Share

 Contents - Apr 2010AD2000 April 2010 - Buy a copy now
Homily: Easter - from death to eternal life - Pope Benedict XVI
More Australian Anglicans respond to Benedict XVI's invitation - AD2000 Report
News: The Church Around the World
Irish child abuse scandal and cover-ups: bishops meet with Pope - Michael Gilchrist
Formation: Young Australian Catholics commit to promoting Judeo-Christian values - Richard Lyons
Bishop Kevin Rhoades: Tribute to an outstanding American Church leader - Fr John Trigilio
Religious freedom: UK Catholic schools forced to teach homosexuality in the classrooms - Babette Francis
Foundations of Faith: How do Catholics relate to non-Christians? - Fr Dudley Perera OMI
Jerusalem: Catholic soldiers' World War I military pilgrimage in the Holy Land - Tom Johnstone
Real Presence: Eucharistic Adoration: ultimate weapon of spiritual warfare - Fr Martin Durham
Letters: Debate needed - Fr Bernard McGrath
Letters: Rosary - John R. Barich
Letters: Family - Arnold Jago
Letters: No citadels - Arthur N. Ballingall
Letters: Why not adoption? - Tom King
Books: CREED OR CHAOS: Why Christians Must Choose Either Dogma or Disaster, Sayers - Terri Kelleher (reviewer)
Books: FROM HERMES TO BENEDICT XVI: Faith and Reason in Modern Catholic Thought - Tracey Rowland (reviewer)
Books: WEDNESDAY WARRIORS: Doing it for the Jumper, by James Gilchrist - David Perrin (reviewer)
Poetry: Jerusalem, Town of Contrasts - John O'Brien
Books: Order books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Reflection: The Resurrection: cornerstone of the Christian faith - Fr Dennis Byrnes

The issue of surrogacy support by Queensland's Labor Government has raised concerns about an emerging identity crisis. Here the political, media and church attention served as a welcome diversion from the government-subsidised abortion growth industry.

At the very time we have politicians pondering about the volume of immigration needed to satisfy future industrial expansion in certain areas, the silence surrounding abortion is palpable.

While this issue has been skirted by all political players in what was promoted as a principled debate. we cannot claim to be honest or objective until church, state and media promote adoption as an alternative to abortion for vulnerable women.

Queensland's adoption service should be above party political manipulation and it would be interesting to know of the situation in other States.

In Queensland 57 children were available for transfer to awaiting, suitable adoptive parents during the period 2005 to 2009.

However, while couples await on the register for an infant, some 20,000 potential Australians are aborted in Queensland.

TOM KING
Mansfield, Qld

Bookmark and Share

Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 23 No 3 (April 2010), p. 15

Page design and automation by
Umbria Associates Pty Ltd © 2001-2004