Monday, January 08, 2007

"What decent person would want to put a child through that?"

So asks Glenn Sacks in a recent blog post regarding a 67-year-old new mother in Spain, pointing out the extreme selfishness of the behavior and the apparent blindness of the media to the inherent risks to the children. The answer, of course, is that no decent person would do that.

But a child psychiatrist would. Indeed, I have been struck by the complete absence of comment anywhere that I've looked on a case in Britain where a 63 year old woman recently had IVF to get pregnant. At least in that case, there's a father, but still, one has to ask why a child psychiatrist thinks it's OK for a kid to grow up with parents who are 30+ years older than they should be, with all the accompanying issues, assuming they live long enough to actually raise the kid.

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