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I have a huge hole in my heart for humanity. There is a void inside that is a result of the hate in this world. I have done what I can to keep this pain from consuming my life, but I just can't stand by and watch. Turning the other cheek is not as easy as it used to be... especially now that I am a mom.
Los Angeles Times
Move over Octo-Mom, make way for sexagenarian mom!
7:12 PM, May 27, 2009
"Just when you thought it was safe to go into labor, here comes the next ethical furor over motherhood: How old is too old to become a first-time mom?
Enter Elizabeth Adeney, a 66-year-old British woman who is reported to have traveled to Ukraine to seek fertility treatment that has resulted in a pregnancy. Adeney's first child is due to be born, by elective Caesarean section, in the coming week or two. If all goes as planned, that will make her Britain's oldest first-time mother.
You never know where your children have been and what they have been up to till you see their hands. Toddlers tend to collect germs on their hands from a variety of sources - contaminated surfaces, foods, even animals and animal waste. If they don't wash their hands frequently enough, there is a strong chance they may get infected themselves and spread these germs to others.
Here are some of the infectious diseases commonly spread through hand-to-hand contact:
* The common cold
July 1, 2009
Today marks the first day that unmarried or same sex couples can file to be designated beneficiaries in the state of Colorado. Thanks to our legislature and governor, we can now receive a number of important rights to grant to the person of our choice including:
Designated beneficiary for life insurance, trusts, pension plans,and retirement plans
Workman's comp benefits.
I was adopted at age 2 or three, my biological mother found me when I was 35,(was a shock since I never knew I was adopted until then) and I meet my biological family. (they are Cuban and Dominican). So I really was curious about my biological father, since my father and I did not have a good relationship. So I asked my biological mother about him, which went nowhere at all since she was still in love with the man, but he broke her heart. So I went to my lesbian biological aunt, who gave me the lowdown. on him. I found out he was Haitian Creole, and a big player.
After reading an interesting commentary posted on MSNBC involving a gentleman that claims to have sold his kidney for $20,000.00 to another man in New York who had no chance of living without it, I started thinking about how this story may or may not be used against egg and sperm donation solely on the basis of compensation (this is not meant to address any issues regarding medical procedures, duress, the rights of donor conceived children, etc. in this post - we will address that at another time).
"Fathers aren't dispensable just yet"
22 July 2009 by Linda Geddes
"YOU may be tempted to think men are becoming an optional extra in the mating game, but biochemical evidence in mice and people suggests that fathers may play a key role in the rearing of offspring.
"The right to bear children
Politics, ethics muddy couple's fight for fertility treatment
By Natalie Alcoba, National Post"
***Ms. Ilha adds: "I don't think it's the government's responsibility to help couples conceive. I do think it is, in a larger sense, in the public's interest to create healthy families."***
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