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An Early Christmas Down Under

GEORGE CONGER

CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN PRESS.

The case of Gammy, the child born with Down syndrome to a surrogate Thai mother on behalf of an Australian couple, is everything an editor would desire during the dull news days of August.

This gift keeps on giving.

A very bad thing has happened. The press knows it. We readers know it. Yet no one appears to have explained why this is wrong. Is this another example of viewing the world from an Anglo-American mindset? Or are there universal values and ethical considerations that do not need to be explained? 

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