Thursday, May 04, 2006

File Under "Just Not Right"

Sorry, But this is wrong on far too many plains.

A 63-year-old British hospital consultant is set to become one of the world's oldest mothers after undergoing fertility treatment, the Italian doctor who treated her said on Thursday.

Patricia Rashbrook, a child psychologist from Lewes, East Sussex, was given in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment last October, Severino Antinori told Reuters.

Antinori, who said he was "excited and proud" about the treatment, gained notoriety in the early 1990s when he helped a 62-year-old Italian woman give birth following fertility treatment with a donated egg.

This is the age for a grandmother not a mother to be. Just for perspective, she'll be 81 when the kid graduates from high school.
In a joint statement the couple said: "We wish to emphasize that this has not been an endeavor undertaken lightly or without courage."

"A great deal of thought has been given to planning and providing for the child's present and future wellbeing, medically, socially and materially."

If this is the result of their use of a "great deal of thought" maybe they should be put in the jail for those not smart enough to make intelligent decisions.

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