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Published:February 6th, 2009 12:18 EST
60-Year-Old Lady Delivers Twins

60-Year-Old Lady Delivers Twins

By Robert Paul Reyes

The story of the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother of six who had eight embryos implanted has outraged civilized society. Taxpayers will be stuck with the huge bill incurred by this selfish and irresponsible woman who spits out babies as a mechanism for dealing with her depression.

Unfortunately, there are many women like Nadya Suleman who shouldn`t be given fertility treatments, because they are too old, too poor or too emotionally disturbed.

"A 60-year-old woman in the Western Canadian city of Calgary has given birth to twins after going to India for fertility treatments, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported on its website on Thursday.

The report said the twins, both boys, were seven weeks prematurely delivered by caesarean section. Though one is breathing with the help of special equipment, doctors said the twins are doing well but will be kept in hospital until they gain weight and both can breathe on their own." Reuters

The woman traveled to India for in vitro fertilization because she couldn`t find a physician in Canada to perform the procedure. I wish the California doctor would have had the good sense to tell Suleman that than an unemployed mother of six children, living with her parents is not a suitable candidate for in vitro fertilization.

Needless to say a 60-year-old woman doesn`t have the energy to look after twin baby boys. Babies aren`t kittens that you can pacify with a toy and then ignore. Babies need around-the-clock attention, something that a 60-year-old woman can`t deliver.

In ten years her boys will be changing her diapers, and in about fifteen years they will be visiting their mom at the nursing home.

These two cases highlight the pressing need for our laws to catch up with the advances in fertility procedures. I hope that the Nadya Suleman fiasco will be the straw that breaks the camel`s back, and motivates our lawmakers to pass laws that limits who is eligible for fertility treatments.