60-year-old mother gives birth to twins
HACKENSACK, N.J. // The psychologist who gave birth to twin boys at age 60 said today she was on a mission to let women know they have choices.
"It's really basically about women and empowerment," Frieda Birnbaum told NBC's "Today" show.
Birnbaum, who underwent in-vitro fertilization last year at a South African clinic that specializes in older women, gave birth by Caesarean section on Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Is it just me? Are we going to applaud this woman's decision to use the lives of two babies as a tool to "let women know they have choices"? Although I would never endorse the choice of a 60-year-old (or someone half her age, by the way) to use this method to "get" a baby, I would certainly understand it better if the motivation was the longing for a child of her own to raise and love. But this psychologist is "on a mission," and it doesn't appear that the mission has much to do with maternal instinct.
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