We are struggling to keep pace with 21st Century attitudes... family structures are now much more diverse Cabinet office minister Baroness Chisholm But last night family campaigners said that research shows children do much better growing up with two parents – and that any liberalisation of surrogacy laws risks treating babies as commodities. Robert Flello MP, vice-chairman of the All Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, said: ‘This is about the human rights of the child. ‘The right for the child to have two parents is being deliberately overlooked. A child has the right to be brought up in a loving family by its mother and father and that should be the starting point for Government and society.’ Cabinet Office Minister Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen told peers last month that the radical changes were needed Former High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge, founder of think-tank The Marriage Foundation, said the planned change was yet another erosion ‘of the traditional model of the two-parent family’. He said: ‘I have no doubt at all that this change further undermines the well established principle that children do best when they are brought up in a stable home by both their biological parents.’ The right of the child is being overlooked Until now only couples have been able to become the legal parents of a child born to a surrogate mother. But last year, as revealed by this newspaper, a High Court judge ruled Go Here for more learning that the couples’ restriction breaches the human rights of single people.
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