What follows ought to make you hang your head in disgust. A 61-year-old woman recently made headlines for gestating her own grandchild for her own gay son and his husband, so-called.
I will give you the text, in black, of GoodMorningAmerica.com’s article about this bizarre story, which GMA seems to celebrate. I will also sprinkle in my own commentary throughout the piece, in blue.
“61-year-old grandmother carries a baby for her son and his husband”
By Katie Kindelan and Faith Bernstein
Cecile Eledge is a 61-year-old mother of three who has been health conscious her entire life, from being “very conscientious” about her diet to staying active.
Last Monday, March 25, Eledge “reaped the rewards” of that healthy lifestyle when she gave birth to her own granddaughter, a healthy 5-pound baby girl named Uma.
Everyone ought to be screaming, “WHAT?!” Grandmothers are not supposed to be giving birth to anyone, let alone their own grandchildren! This violates human nature.
“She must have been the reason for doing it,” Eledge told “Good Morning America.”
Uma is the daughter of Eledge’s son, Matthew Eledge, 32, and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, 29. Her birth, first reported by Buzzfeed, is a feat of modern medicine but also one of love and an abundance of powerful women, the family says.
That’s right, everyone. Grandma did all this to prolong a homosexual relationship. And not only that, but one involving her own son! She is complicit in not only encouraging homosexual behavior of her son, but also of ensuring her own granddaughter is raised by gays. She wishes for her own grandchild not to be raised by a mom and a dad, but by two dads playing house.
Dougherty’s sister, Lea Yribe, donated the egg that was fertilized with Matthew’s sperm and then carried by Matthew’s mother. Uma has been drinking breast milk since birth, which was donated by one of Matthew’s best friends from childhood. That friend pumped and froze her milk after the birth of her own child more than a year ago.
Doesn’t this story just get even more maddening? The baby girl’s biological mother is her “Aunt” Lea. Aunt Lea thought it would be a good idea if her biological daughter was raised by her brother and her brother’s homosexual partner.
“For me this whole creation story is poetry. It’s creativity. It’s beautiful,” said Matthew, a high school teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. “It’s powerful that all of these strong women around her wanted her to be in this world. I think that’s the most empowering thing.”
Violating human nature is “empowering” the gay guy says. Yeah, it does take some creativity, admittedly. After all, homosexual relationships are sterile, non-life-giving. Such homosexuals often turn to medical interventions like these to create children like commodities where nature never intended them to come to be.
“Women are so healing and so brave and they’re so powerful, so for me to have a daughter now and for her to have so many wonderful role models, I don’t feel fearful at all,” he added. “Look at all these badass women, they’re great.”
Dougherty described the birth of Uma by saying, in part, “Beautiful things happen when people can come together.”
‘Throw my name in the hat’
The thought of having Cecile carry Matthew and Dougherty’s baby was planted in their minds by Cecile herself when the couple, who wed in 2015, first began talking about their options to start a family. Those options included having a surrogate carry their child.
What mother would think this up? Now you know.
“It kind of came naturally that I said, ‘If you’re taking names, throw my name in the hat. I would do it in a heartbeat if I could,'” Cecile recalled. “My initial reaction was, ‘Who better to care for their own grandchild than their grandmother?’ I knew I would be vigilant and would do everything in my power to keep the baby safe.
“Keep the baby safe?” What about the emotional and even the spiritual effects of being gestated by one’s own grandmother? What about the confusion the kid will experience later in life realizing her aunt is really her biological mother? What about subjecting this child to live in a home where the adults have ensured a mother will not be present in her daily life? What happens when she asks existential questions about her true identity, and learns she is a commodity added to a homosexual relationship meant to justify their so-called marriage? After all, she was gestated by her grandmother, so that the grandmother’s son and his husband, so-called could have a child to raise.
“I thought it was a no-brainer,” she added.
I couldn’t agree more!
From a medical perspective, Matthew never took the offer from his mom seriously, and offered it up almost as a joke while at an appointment with his and Dougherty’s doctor, saying, “Well my mother keeps offering [to be a surrogate] but I know that’s not an option.”
But their doctor, Carolyn Maud Doherty, a reproductive endocrinologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, replied that it actually was a possibility. That’s when Cecile began the detailed process of tests and blood work to make sure she was healthy enough.
“What followed was a lengthy and scientific process to determine if she could carry the baby,” Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital where Cecile gave birth, said in a statement. “With her age a consideration, Cecile underwent several tests before doctors determined her high-level of physical health made her a candidate to serve as a gestational surrogate.”
Cecile recalled that her tests came back better than ever.
“Every doctor I saw said there is no reason you cannot carry a baby to full term and deliver naturally,” she said. “We were never careless about this or did this on a whim.”
“There is no reason, except, you know… you have already hit menopause! That’s nature’s way of saying, “You’re done.”
Around this time last year, Cecile began taking hormones and estrogen to regain her menstrual cycle. The in-vitro procedure that followed made Cecile simply the gestational carrier, with no direct biological link to the child.
A few problems here: One, women in their sixties are not meant to carry babies in their wombs. This is not what nature intended. The very fact that you have to pump your body full of hormones to restart something that long ago ended is an indication this probably isn’t wise.
Two, “No biological link to the child?” Clearly the authors of this GMA article about a mother carrying her a baby for her son and his husband, so-called, flunked 10th-grade biology class. Ummm, hello! Grandparents and grandchildren share DNA… that’s what makes them relatives!
Instead of lying by saying the granddaughter is not biologically related to her own grandmother you gestated her, the authors should have stated the obvious: this is akin to incest! A mother is carrying in her womb her son’s own child! What immoral lunacy!
Three, another red flag goes up because this whole process relied on in vitro fertilization to come about. In order for grandma to carry a baby she is not the parent of, doctors had to extract eggs from the one guy’s sister and mix them with sperm from grandma’s son. This third party intervention violates human nature, as no one ought to be coming between a man and woman in order to create a new human life.
As well, there is no mention in this article as to the fate of any other human embryos created in this wild experiment. IVF clinics do not create single human beings with the gametes. They will create multiple ones, oftentimes killing off some of them after dong genetic testing. Clinicians will also put some “on ice” for later implantations in case the first attempt fails. They will often implant multiple embryos into the surrogate at once, in order to ensure at least one “takes” inside the womb. Oftentimes if more than the desired number of babies begins to grow in the womb, selective abortion(s) take(s) place to reduce the number of children being gestated.
What I am saying is that in all likelihood, multiple other human beings had were killed off in the process of bringing about the birth of this one child. How many? We don’t know. The article doesn’t say, and rarely these days does any journalist ever bother to ask.
She then carried the baby to near full-term pregnancy, delivering at around 37 weeks. Cecile, who is a homemaker, said a big benefit was that she, unlike other women who have demanding careers and young children, had no other responsibility than to take care of the baby she was carrying.
“We did everything Matthew and Elliot wished,” Cecile said of herself and her husband, Kirk, who is also Matthew’s dad.
That included things like adding certain supplements to her daily routine after Matthew read about their benefits in pregnancy.
For Matthew, having his mom carry his child made pregnancy even more high-stakes and stressful than usual.
“My mom had this strange confidence throughout and I’m the person who likes to look at the worst case scenario and Google it all night,” he said. “I’m just so proud of her and proud of my dad for being so supportive.”
‘We’ve created a different form of family’
Yeah, you created a family that perverts what nature intended. And what no one wants to discuss is the likelihood that Cecile’s son and his husband, so-called, will likely be split in a few years’ time, if they follow the trends of homosexual so-called ‘marriages.’ What then becomes of the child? Sure, Matthew s biologically the child’s father, but Kirk is biologically related to the child too. After all, it was his sister who is the biological mother of the baby. In effect, Kirk is signing on to raise a child as closely biologically related to him as a niece or nephew.
Matthew and Dougherty and Cecile said they are willing to share their family’s story if it gives hope to even one other person who wants a family but doesn’t see a way.
“My mom carried a baby for myself and my same-sex partner,” Matthew said. “I think that’s really special and unique.”
I would use some different adjectives to describe this Frankenstein experimentation.
Cecile added, “I’m a very private person so even throughout this whole pregnancy I was very discreet. I thought, ‘We have to tell our story so people know there are ways.’ We just have to be open to what is coming our way.”
Matthew and Dougherty, a hairstylist, made “a lot of worthy sacrifices” in order to financially afford in-vitro fertilization, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
“We knew going into this, whether it was adoption or IVF that there was going to be the financial hurdle of being able to do this,” Dougherty said. “We really sacrificed a lot, and it was obviously so worth it, but it was obviously something that was not like, ‘Hey let’s try this.’”
Cutting down the financial burden and easing some possible legal complications as a gay couple were two reasons it was helpful to have Cecile carry the baby and Yribe, Dougherty’s sister, donate the egg, according to Dougherty and Matthew.
All these people are complicit in this sheer madness. And yet the GMA celebrates this.
Another reason is because of the birth story the couple plan to tell Uma one day.
“Her aunt Lea gave her the seed of life and her grandmother gave her this garden to grow and bloom in this world,” Matthew said. “She’s not going to come into this world with a preconceived idea of what a family has to be. We’ve created a different form of family.”
I beg to differ. Baby Uma has come into this world with a preconceived notion of what a family ought to be. It is written into our human nature: children have a right to be raised by their own mother and father. And all these adults in this baby’s life have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure this child is depraved her right.
Added Dougherty, “As things unfold and Uma realizes that other families look different, mostly I’ll have to explain to her why they look different than her story. I feel like she’ll be really proud.”
And that’s what this is all about, isn’t it? Not reality… but feelings. These gays want their relationship validated. So society has rewritten civil law, ignored the Natural Law, and thumbed its nose at Divine Law. Lord, God, have mercy!
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