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Feb. 23rd, 2006 @ 01:43 pm So much for the land of the free.
Current Mood: grumpystill grumpy
I am really surprised at a number of the comments that are being made in this entry. I understand that it may not be one's personal choice to have a child at 62, but who is anyone to criticize? I have no problems with the comments that it's not their choice, but some argue that she has less potential life left. Well then, I ask, why do they not feel as strongly about stopping someone who partakes of a dangerous activity? Should stuntpeople, racecar drivers, soldiers on active duty, extreme sports fanatics, smokers and others in high-risk/short life-span categories not be judged the same?

I saw the comment, 'well at least her husband is young and will be around'. He's 48. My father died when he was 49. My grandfather (his father) on the other hand is still alive at 95. One person commented about the fact that she has grown children that could look after the child if something happened to the parents. Is this a consideration to the 20 year-olds that have no family? What would happen to their orphan? Why is this case judged so much more harshly?

Someone commented on the risk of genetic abnormalities. Yes there is an increased risk with her age, and I'm sure as she went through IVF that she was well screened. Is this a concern to others at risk of genetic abnormalities? What about a mother that has the recessive gene for hemophaelia? Should she not be allowed to have children? What about dwarfism - some variants of which result in non-viable fetuses and children with extremely short life-spans. Surely no one is saying that although there may be a 50% chance of complications they should be barred from reproducing?


And finally, as I noted in my comment there - why is it only news that when the woman is in her 60's? There are plenty of geezers out there fathering kids
happily into their golden years.
Who does she think she is?
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From:ex_takenbut
Date:February 23rd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
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That comm is a hot bed of insanity sometimes. I think that's why days will go past with no one posting.
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From:neeroc
Date:February 23rd, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Great description! Sometimes it can be great (rarely these days), sometimes amusing, and sometimes it just makes me shake my head. I think I'd better stick to baaaabyanimals while I'm in this mood *g*
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From:ex_takenbut
Date:February 24th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I made the mistake of commenting on that thread...some people are nuts.
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From:neeroc
Date:February 24th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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haha - I saw that (and laughed *g*)
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From:ex_takenbut
Date:February 24th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Good to know only people who believe in Christ are educated...my lord. When someone is that insane right off...I just wont bother.
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From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:February 23rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I avoided that conversation because frankly, I don't care how old she is. If she wants a child with her husband, and they both agree to the IVF, and they can afford to raise the kid, then so be it. I do find it selfish if they think a grown child will raise the youngest if s/he/they die. If the grown child is ok with it, thats different, but if they're assuming, well, I find that selfish.

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From:neeroc
Date:February 24th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
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Does anyone really have a child with those assumptions though? I don't think a backup plan really is at the top of the list. Although appointing guardians would make sense, you would hopefully discuss it with someone before doing so.
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:February 23rd, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
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So much for the land of the free.

Did you know? It's only free if everyone agrees with what you are doing. *g*

I avoided that one, too. I will go back and check out the comments.
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From:neeroc
Date:February 23rd, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
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D'oh! I missed the fine print!
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