Apparently they now let freshmen college newspaper reporters write for Newsweek. Or at least, that’s how this piece reads.
The reporter, Doree Shafrir, interviewed me by phone back in early June for a story she said then would be for New York magazine.
Let’s see… to respond… our report, My Daddy’s Name is Donor, says nothing about gay marriage or about abortion.
The Institute for American Values has not, as she claims, been working to “defend heterosexual marriage from homosexuality” for 23 years. In fact, we didn’t start talking about gay marriage until after the Goodridge decision in Massachusetts in November 2003, and we have no organizational position on the matter. Different leaders among us take different positions (as do different bloggers at this blog).
The Institute has never done any work on the issue of abortion.
She’s right that I do think we should treat donor conception like adoption, and I do think donor conception is a problem no matter who’s using it — gay, straight, married or not.
Mainly, I do support the right of donor offspring to know who their fathers are. She’s right about that too.
Take a look and see if you can follow her logic that takes these simple observations and tries (through what must have been exhausting calisthenics) to turn them into a fire-breathing conspiracy. I can’t.