I should have curly hair by now, especially considering the shenanigans and cruelty perpetrated on children by self-centered adults who have the title “parent.” Their behavior would curl anyone’s hair.
A 72-year-old woman realized that she “always wanted a child, but spent [her] younger years devoted to academics, achieving degrees in medical sciences and zoology. I’d always had it in the back of my mind that when the time was right I’d like to have a child. But my studies meant that children kept getting delayed. The right time finally came in my early 50s, and since then, I’ve been attempting, and failing, with IVF [in-vitro fertilization].”
This excuse for a prospective mother has never had a long term relationship (no time for that either), and therefore doesn’t even have an ancient daddy to provide for the child. As for her age? Well, she figures anyone can die at any time (and she’s a scientist? She’s supposed to understand actuarial tables). She really believes she’s going to last long enough in good enough health, or she says she’ll “ask one of my younger friends to be a guardian.”
So, IF she conceives (and I sincerely hope her 20 years of fertility failure continue), she’ll play with the kid and then just pass him or her off to some friend. Great.
Remember the Italian woman, then the oldest to give birth in 2006 at the age of 67? She died recently. You can count the age of her orphaned child on less than one hand.
If this woman succeeds, she will have the title of the oldest mother in the world. I would suggest that she will be the oldest female creature to give birth, as a real mother would never set up her own child for this selfish foolishness. I wish this fertility doctor would have his license revoked. The same should happen to the American doctor who impregnated the “Octomom.”
Freedoms without limits automatically encroach upon good sense, compassion, and someone else’s well-being. This is just another example of how insignificant the needs of children have become as compared to the impulsive, self-centered desires of adults who want children, but who don’t necessarily want to be bothered by the needs of children.