These decisions were the logical outcome of the vicious fathers rights propaganda campaign that has been waged against mothers for the last decade or so in the West. Both are a good example of the direction that public policy is heading in since a number of countries made anonymous sperm donors illegal. The recent changes to public policy, although painted as limited to just giving a child information on their 18th birthday, will eventually prove to be far more insidious.
In fact the real goal of the changes in public policy was to stop women from becoming mothers without the required male overseer in charge of her.
As this Judge who made the ruling clearly stated, getting inseminated outside of the country and then petitioning for your lesbian partner to adopt was simply an attempt to circumvent the original intent of the law. As anybody but an idiot could have told them, the law’s original intent was not to allow a child to know who its sperm donor was on their 18th birthday for the so-called medical history reasons. The real intent was to have man with his foot back on the neck of woman again by using the power of the state to give recreational and anonymous sperm donors the same legal rights to a child as its mother.
As I’ve said in the past lesbians have allowed themselves to be used, both here and abroad, to get many anti-motherhood polices passed. Clearly they will be the first but not the last victims of these new public policy changes now.
Even if these cases are overturned on appeal, it is clear the direction we are heading in. It’s just a question of time before it will be illegal for single women in the West to have children at all unless they have a male sperm donor named on the birth certificate, who will be equal with a mother in all legal mattters pertaining to her child.
So it appears that once again men have manipulated the state to help them usurp the natural rights of women.
Thus the struggle continues.
Swedish Court Rejects Lesbian Co-Parenting
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Posted: January 9, 2007 - 12:01 am ET
(Stockholm) A Swedish judge, ruling in two cases involving lesbian couples has ruled that the nonbiological mothers cannot adopt their partners children.
In each case the birth mother had been artificially inseminated. And in each case the birth mothers partners had been approved for adoption by social services authorities.
But in separate rulings Judge Mats Orstadius rejected the applications saying that the couples were trying to bypass Sweden's law allowing children to identify biological parents.
"It is not acceptable to use the institution of adoption to in this way circumvent such a basic right of the child. The benefits that the child might gain from the adoption still do not warrant its approval," Orstadius wrote in both rulings.
In both cases the couples are registered under Sweden's civil partner law.
The women called the ruling "incredulous" since the fathers were unknown sperm donors.
"There is no father, only a donor. That's why I'm trying to adopt," said one of the women.
An expert in family law at Uppsala University called the ruling flawed.
"It feels like the court is somehow trying to punish the women because they did something that is contrary to the interests of the child. But it is doing this in a way that is also contrary to the interests of the child," said Dr. Anna Singer.
Both couples said they will appeal the ruling. In previous cases judges have approved adoptions of partners' children.