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Sex offender has custody of his surrogate daughter should this be allowed?

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It was initially believed that an Australian couple abandoned their surrogate son who was born with Down syndrome, while taking custody of their perfectly healthy daughter.  It turns out this was not the complete story, although the couple did think that they should have been given sufficient time by the surrogate agency to terminate the pregnancy: The father is a convicted sex offender but says he is not the same man….. There are several issues at work here, however let's consider the various moral and ethical concerns that this story raises.......


If an individual has made the determination that they could not support or provide for a specials needs child and decides to terminate the pregnancy do you find that choice appropriate or heartless?


Should societies deny sex-offenders the right to parent will this protect children from potential abuse?