This is kind of touchy. A woman died leaving behind two toddlers. And I am sorry about that. But there’s more to the story that, I think, highlights a profound misunderstanding in our culture.
The woman who died at 69 gave birth to twins when she was 66 years through IVF.
Look, there’s a natural cycle to all things. And playing with it will often end badly. In this case, two children are now orphans. And their mother sold her home in order to afford the IVF. So what we’ve got are two homeless orphans in need of love.
Here’s the thing: Women can naturally have babies up until a certain age. That’s not discrimination. That’s not Matt being mean. I think the reason is that babies need mothers and mothers have a lot better chance of seeing babies grow up if they have their babies when they’re not…uhm 66 years old.
That God’s a clever One, isn’t He?
But people argue that we’re not limited anymore because science is constantly pushing boundaries and opening up new possibilities. Hey, just because Science can doesn’t mean that science should. And this case is evidence of that.
I think many people forget that having babies is not about you. The moment the egg and sperm connect, it ceases to be about you. That’s why so many people freak and abort children because they’re not ready for their world to not be about themselves. Having sex was about them so they don’t understand what changed?
Here’s some pretty revelatory quotes from The AP story:
There was no word on who would raise the children, named Pau and Christian. Bousada had once said she would look for a younger man to help her raise them.
In January 2007, she told the British tabloid News of the World that she sold her house to raise $59,000 to pay for the in vitro fertilization.
“I think everyone should become a mother at the right time for them,” Bousada said in a video of the interview provided to Associated Press Television News.
“Often circumstances put you between a rock and a hard place, and maybe things shouldn’t have been done in the way they were done, but that was the only way to achieve the thing I had always dreamed of, and I did it,” she said.
I dreamed it so I did it. I fear that will be the motto of the 21st century.