UK Doctor Opts To Leave Adoption Panel Rather Than Support Gay Adoptions

UK Doctor Opts To Leave Adoption Panel Rather Than Support Gay Adoptions July 20, 2009

Sheila Matthews’s story:

The paediatrician had asked to be allowed to abstain from voting in cases involving same-sex couples.

But that led to her being barred from the panel altogether.

The married mother of one said she had been ‘made to pay for being honest and upholding my personal integrity’.

‘I don’t feel that placing children for adoption with same-sex couples is the best place for them,’ said the 50-year-old doctor.

‘As a Christian, I don’t believe it’s an appropriate lifestyle and I don’t believe the outcomes for children would be as good as if they were placed with heterosexual couples.’

‘Professionally and personally I cannot recommend placement in a same-sex household to be in the best interest of a child, despite what politicians may have legislated for,’ she said.

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