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Posted on 01/14/2014 8:52:57 AM PST by rey
Our Crazed Sexuality Standards
By Mona Charen
The New York Times brings us the "next frontier in fertility treatment." It's about dissolving the prejudice against transgender people having children. "Andy Inkster, a transgender man, had always wanted biological children. So when he embarked on the transition from female to male at age 18 changing his name, taking testosterone and eventually undergoing surgery to remove his breasts he left his female reproductive organs intact. In his mid-20s, he decided it was time. He stopped taking testosterone and started trying to get pregnant."
Baystate Reproductive Medicine turned Inkster away, explaining that it didn't have enough experience with transgender people to provide the hormones and donor sperm required. "Mr. Inkster eventually found another clinic that helped him conceive via in vitro fertilization and donor sperm, and in October 2010, he gave birth to a daughter, Elise. A month later, he sued Baystate for sexual discrimination." The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination agrees with Inkster.
I never thought I'd see the words "he gave birth to a daughter" outside of science fiction, and at the risk of seeming insensitive, I think Baystate fertility clinic was right. But it's not surprising that the civil rights commission of Massachusetts has taken up this cause. It occupies the juncture of two appalling trends. The first is an obsession with sexuality as identity, and the second is a devaluing of the best interests of children in favor of the self-expression of adults.
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
Remind me why we were upset with Dr. Mengle?
“Baystate Reproductive Medicine turned Inkster away, explaining that it didn’t have enough experience with transgender people to provide the hormones and donor sperm required.”
Maybe they didn’t want a malpractice lawsuit. Sounds like a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t”
My stomach just turned. My simple mind cannot understand this crap.
Because he was ahead of his time.
In Sweden, nine women just got uterus transplants from relatives, in order to carry a pregnancy or two, and then they will have the uterus removed, so as not to have to keep taking the anti-rejection drugs.
So...in theory - a XY person might get a uterus from his mother, after she’s done with it, or maybe his sister, and have a pregnancy.
Andy Inkster (a XX person) might obtain a set of male genitals from someone who is done with them, although the nerves might never allow for erection and emission, but he could have sperm extracted from his very own testicles, and become a father in the traditional sense.
Or Inkster could be a mother, in the biological sense, and raise his child as a father, in the “mess up the child’s mind” sense. The child’s odds of a healthy, happy life don’t seem good.
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