Is the Stork going out of Business? What do you tell a Child whose Birth is the Result of a Non-Traditional Fertilization Process? And how much will Therapy Cost?

July 11, 2009

storkThe New York Times has an interesting article today, discussing how to tell children that they were a product of a non-traditional fertilization process. Mommy’s tummy was broken. She had to borrow someone else’s. Daddy doesn’t have that equipment. Neither does daddy. Yes, I know the pregnant man had a baby, but he used to be a woman…

These people are so focused on their own desire to have children that they’re not thinking it through; telling a child with two fathers that only mommies can do that is going to open up a can of worms. If it takes a mommy to have a baby, where the hell is mine?

I wouldn’t be surprised at a future need for therapists who specialize in working with people who were products of non-standard fertilization.

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Worth Revisiting: THE VINYL CONFESSION

April 30, 2009

THE VINYL CONFESSION by Fr. V

 

I for one am glad that CDs and Ipods etc. have taken over from records for personal music entertainment. There are songs that to this day when I hear them I tense up waiting for that part of the song that has been seared into my mind as having a skip that used to plague the records I had when I was very small.

“Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
on the bedpost over night?
And you mother says, “Don’t chew it,”
Do swallow it, (click) Do you swallow it, (click) Do you swallow it”
(Vwwwwwwip.)
“in spite.”

Sometimes people come into the confessional and say, “Father, it’s the Read the rest of this entry »