The Parliamentary law reform committee in the Australian state of Victoria has recommended that the government move forward in creating a law that would provide all donor conceived children with the opportunity to seek out their biological donor-parent, even those conceived before 1988, who, up to this point, have no legal right to access any information about their donor. What are the implications of this bold move? If such sweeping legislation comes into effect, Victoria, to my knowledge, will be the first governmental entity to retroactively legislate for the abolishing of anonymous donation, even when donors donated under the auspices of anonymity.
Realizing what this picture depicted had a big impact on me. When viewed from space, Earth almost always looks beautiful and peaceful. However, this picture is an example of man-made changes to the landscape in response to a threat, clearly visible from space. This was a big surprise to me. (…)
The point is not that we can look down at the Earth and see a man-made border between India and Pakistan. The point is that we can look down at that same area and feel empathy for the struggles that all people face. We can look down and realize that we are all riding through the Universe together on this spaceship we call Earth, that we are all interconnected, that we are all in this together, that we are all family.