70 year old grandmother gives birth to twins...

United States
July 4, 2008 8:59am CST
Now, far be it from me to say who should and shouldn't have children. I just don't understand why they needed an 'heir' - they sold their belongings, mortgaged their land, spent their life savings, and went into debt to have this child...what is he going to inherit? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,376083,00.html
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@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Shocking !! Just to have a male son . I mean I know many other cultures value a male child, but the whole thing was risky . I just hope they have time with the babies and our blessed with good health .
@fluffysue (1431)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I heard this yesterday and it really bothers me on so many levels. At 70, these parents will probably not see their babies grow up. Who is going to take care of them if the parents die or become ill before the babies grow up. Oh I know, the older daughters, who weren't good enough because they were girls.
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• Japan
6 Jul 08
Probably the LOVE. They can inherit the love. Money is something but not everything Lavender. Thanks for bringing the news.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
Oh don't get me wrong. I don't think money is everything at ALL. But that's the excuse they gave for going for treatments this late in life. They wanted an 'heir.' They had two children already - grown children. They didn't say 'We want another child to love.' They said, 'We need a male heir.' Odds are they won't live long into these babies' lives.
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@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
I am glad we are all different because I totally agree with them about their lives. What business is it of mine to poke my nose into their reasons for having children? I think it is wonderful that they have twins, it will probably make them feel younger. I think the kids will inherit the earth or something like that. Cheers!!
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• United States
6 Jul 08
I'm trying to understand the reasoning 'they' gave. They freely gave their reason. They have two grown daughters, but they wanted a 'male heir.' I hope that they do have a happy life, yes. But I don't understand it - guess it's just a totally different culture. *shrugs*
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
4 Jul 08
That is just idiotic in my opinion! I had my children because I was pretty sure that I'd be around to raise them to adults! My desire to have children was a selfish one, I admit, but I owed these children a good life until they could fend for themselves. These two are waaaay too old to be having newborns! They (at least HE) were not thinking about the children at all! I just hope that other family members will raise these babies as the would their own, because the parents won't be around to see them grow to adulthood, unless they live to be VERY old! And what are these babies heirs to? Nothing is left but their name.
• United States
5 Jul 08
It's selfish in more ways than one, I agree.
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@qhwater (394)
• China
7 Jul 08
oh, my god! how could they succeed? that is really a miracle in our human being, don't you think so. maybe the old grandmother break the record in human history. and it proved something for our science. but that is quite dangerous, i do think. both to the grandmother and to the babies.
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