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British lesbian couple carried baby in both of their wombs in first-of-its-kind pregnancy
The Blaze ^ | December 4th 2019 | Phil Shiver

Posted on 12/04/2019 4:08:02 PM PST by Ennis85

A lesbian couple from the UK recently became the first parents to carry a baby in both of their wombs during a first of its kind procedure that doctors are characterizing as a breakthrough in "shared motherhood."

The procedure, offered by London Women's Clinic, involves one parent harvesting the egg, which is fertilized by donor sperm, and the other parent carrying the fetus in her womb.

Jasmine Francis-Smith gave birth to their son, Otis, two months ago using an egg that was incubated for 18 hours by her wife, Donna, before being transferred to Jasmine's womb for the remainder of the pregnancy.

The process means that Donna is the biological mother and Jasmine is the gestational mother.

The Telegraph notes that while more than 100 babies have been born to lesbian couples using artificial incubation, this marks the first time that both parents have shared in the process.

Lance Corporal Donna Francis-Smith, 30, told The Telegraph, "We're overwhelmed to be honest, it's blown up massively."

"It's definitely brought us closer together emotionally," she added. "We're a close couple anyway but we both have a special bond with Otis as well which was helped by the way we've done it."

The couple is saying that the procedure made them feel "equal in the process."

"We're just happy that it's worked so well and the information is out there," Jasmine added. "It will help people in the future — it brings you closer together rather than feeling one has a bond more than the other."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; gay; gayparenting; homosexual; lesbian; localnews
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1 posted on 12/04/2019 4:08:02 PM PST by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

Sickening.


2 posted on 12/04/2019 4:09:53 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Ennis85

For some reason I don’t think they consulted GOD first.


3 posted on 12/04/2019 4:10:05 PM PST by Maudeen (http://ThereIsHopeinJesus.com/)
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To: Ennis85

That kid has been tossed around early.


4 posted on 12/04/2019 4:10:12 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Ennis85

It’s still perversion. That child will still grow up to be profoundly disturbed.


5 posted on 12/04/2019 4:11:12 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election)
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To: Ennis85

That poor kid.


6 posted on 12/04/2019 4:11:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Ennis85
...which is fertilized by donor sperm...

From another lesbian? This is getting complicated...

7 posted on 12/04/2019 4:12:04 PM PST by Libloather (CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE!)
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To: Ennis85

Child abuse, in the womb.


8 posted on 12/04/2019 4:12:32 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Ennis85

Perverse we much...


9 posted on 12/04/2019 4:13:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Trump didn’t want an AG, he wanted a consigliere.)
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To: Ennis85

Good job, doctors. All you have to do is not agree to do it. Sick freaks, all.


10 posted on 12/04/2019 4:14:53 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: Ennis85

Need an organ transplant and your over 50?
Here’s the business card of the funeral home.

PS: wouldn’t if just be easier if they sewed in a zipper?


11 posted on 12/04/2019 4:15:31 PM PST by The Antiyuppie (‘When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.’)
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To: Ennis85

Stupid and foolhardy and risked the life of the child (let alone the damage that’s probably been done during development


12 posted on 12/04/2019 4:15:57 PM PST by Skywise
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To: Ennis85

It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.


13 posted on 12/04/2019 4:16:23 PM PST by Soros Billions (Gore is a pussy, Hillary : There's a man for ya)
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To: Ennis85

Seems to me that moving the baby mid-pregnancy has to be a substantial medical risk for the child.

Regardless of one’s view of all the other circumstances, putting a child at risk for the enjoyment of the adults is the height of wickedness and irresponsibility.


14 posted on 12/04/2019 4:20:05 PM PST by CaptainMorgantown
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To: Ennis85

Wow...sounds like the carpet-munchers got a new toy.


15 posted on 12/04/2019 4:24:40 PM PST by moovova
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To: Ennis85

The baby is not a toy. The baby does not exist for your amusement. The baby is a living unique human.


16 posted on 12/04/2019 4:27:10 PM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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What kind of twisted Dr. and staff would agree to doing this? England is done but I bet they could get it done here too.


17 posted on 12/04/2019 4:33:46 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Ennis85

Imagine the court proceedings when the couple separate.

Your Honor, I am the biological mother.

Your Honor, I carried and birthed the child so I am just as much the mother.

I wonder if the judge would pull a Solomon and ask the bailiff to bring a sword?


18 posted on 12/04/2019 4:35:12 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Just make sure you don’t call it a “baby” until you’re sure your demented stunt hasn’t killed it.

...Or was this not the first try?


19 posted on 12/04/2019 4:42:53 PM PST by golux
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To: Ennis85

Sick bastards should be put down.


20 posted on 12/04/2019 4:49:09 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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