Friday, 4 April 2008

\Woman gets pregnant shocker

The news that a man has become pregnant is the latest story to annoy me. I have seen it report on-line. on the TV and radio news and in some of the newspapers. Slightly further inspection shows that Thomas Beatie has XX in each of her cells and despite operations and injections is still female. Now don't get me wrong. I have no problem with people failing in love with the same sex and if you want to change your appearance that's fine although you have got to realise some employers may not be so understanding. My issue is that is a major medical breakthrough as has been reported in the news. Even Thomas regards it as a miracle which must be putting the bar pretty low as pregnancy seems to have been occurring to a lot of people for a long period of time. None of the news outlets noted that Thomas will be the child's mother not his father. Now if Thomas had been the child's father that would be news! Not sure what forms will need to be filled in as the wife of Thomas will not be genetically related to the child and will presumably have to adopt it. Wonder what would happen if this couple walked into to see mum. I suspect the Registrar General would be called.

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