Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Putting adult's rights before children's

On my reading of the situation, because New Zealand wants same-sex couples and singles to be allowed to adopt Russian children, and Russia can't agree, there will be no more adoptions (which were put on hold in 2013).

Yet another case of putting adult rights before children's. Something at which New Zealand excels.


Brendan McNeill said...

Despite, or perhaps because of enduring 70 years of atheistic communism, the Russian people are not about to abandon their Christian understanding of marriage and family in exchange for untested, historically novel liberal pieties.

Good for them.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Brendan in part. This is a far more complex issue than posting a pic of a crappy orphanage and presenting the current poster cause as a trendy solution to it. The desperate could be supporting a charity fixing local problems in Russia? The other issue I have is that the children in the pic are probably better cared for than many children in NZ's feral population so maybe we should start something locally. It may make the shallow feel good to take in a starving African but charity starts at home and should look a lot less glamorous.