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David van Gend

David van Gend is a family doctor in Toowoomba and a frequent contributor to Australian debates on bioethics in newspapers, radio and television. In the last seven years he has given expert testimony to Senate Committees – against embryo experimentation, against the abortion drug RU486, in defence of pro-life pregnancy support services, against human cloning, against government funding of late-term abortion, and against euthanasia. He is a spokesman for the Family Council of Queensland on same-sex surrogacy and gay marriage. Australian Doctor once described him as one of the country’s “50 most intriguing GPs”. He and his wife Jane have three sons.


Repudiating the calculated decision to deprive children of mothers
8 May 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, same-sex marriage
You must watch this hard-hitting video by an Australian doctor.


“Above all liberties”
14 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, free speech
Free speech is at the heart of a self-governing society.


Let the people decide on gay “marriage”
30 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage referendum
All Australians deserve a vote on whether children should have both a mother and a father.


The marriage of two men means a motherless child
5 Jun 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting
I write as a family doctor for whom the question of same-sex marriage centres on one fact: that the marriage of two men means a motherless family.


Unhealthy notions
19 Sep 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: gay health, same-sex marriage
Why is it so hard to admit that gay health and life expectancy are far below average?


A conspicuous absence of children
5 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, family, same-sex marriage
Every child deserves to begin life with a mother and father. Gay couples cannot provide the family support they need.


Is there a “duty to die”?
27 Mar 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, euthanasia
Should "unproductive burdens" on society do the right thing by the rest of us and make an early exit?


Liberation—or deprivation?
16 Nov 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, parenting, same-sex marriage
The legalisation of same-sex marriage means that children will grow up without mothers or without fathers. This is progress?


The insanity of same-sex parenting
14 Sep 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, parenting
It is time to say out loud that every child needs the love of a father and a mother.


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