Has the world gone mad? You’d think! But these are the headlines in this weeks news as it relates to the reproductive-medicine-gone-wild world we live in. Remember, Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys!
Check out these stories:
Health officials split over cost of treating 60-year-old mom
“Hayer and her husband, Jagir, both 60 and originally from India, have been trying unsuccessfully to have children for about four decades.
She is believed to be the oldest woman to give birth in Canada after delivering the fraternal twins on Tuesday via caesarean section.”
Lesbians win $300K compo over double IVF bungle
“A LESBIAN couple who said having two IVF babies instead of one damaged their relationship have won an appeal against their doctor and been awarded $317,000 in compensation.”
These stories and headlines sound straight out of National Enquirer. But sadly they are true. And give you a glimpse into just how far people will go in their pursuit of having children at the expense of so many, least the children involved.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.