If you could somehow have a say in it, would you choose to be born into a family with your own parents, you know, the old fashioned way, with a mother and a father of your very own, or would you choose to forgo a mother in favor of two fathers, or a father in favor of two mothers? You don't know anything about the character of any of those involved, just the gender composition of your prospective parental choices, and that in only one case will both your parents actually be yours.
What if somebody told you that you would never get to meet your father because your mother "didn't need him"? I don't think anybody can honestly say that they would choose anything other than the chance to born into their own family. Granted, it doesn't always work out so well, but any future is uncertain. I think, however, that most of us understand that nobody has the right to decide that a child doesn't need their own father or their own mother and then proceed to whip up a batch of baby for one's own amusement like a bowl full of garlic mashed potatoes.
We understand that circumstances sometimes arise that make it impossible for one or both parents to raise their children, and for those tragic situations, of which, it seems, there are always far too many, good people step in and raise those children as their own. We call that adoption, and as a society deem it to be a good thing because it takes misfortune and makes it better.
What we should absolutely not deem to be good, or even acceptable, is the creation of children as pets, which is what seems to be happening these days.
Neil Patrick Harris and his Male Partner are having twins. Of course, they are not actually having the twins, because that is not possible. So they have hired a cow to grow their new made to order accessories - things we used to call children, but since we are tossing thousands of years of human evolution and tradition in the dust-bin anyway, why not call it what it is?
One thing is obvious here, those two men care very much about themselves and would, given the chance, surely rant Ad Nauseum about their rights and gay rights and their own personal fulfillment, and their own wants and needs. The only rights they don't seem to consider are those of the two motherless children they have ordered. And nobody else seems to consider them, either, least of all the cow who is doing the cooking.
Why are we letting this happen? Are we really that far gone that we have decided that things like mothers and fathers have no significance in one's life? Personally, I can't think of anything that has more significance in my own life than my parents, other than becoming one myself. This is nothing short of carefully planned and paid for child abuse. It is disgusting, and it doesn't say much about us as a society if we allow this to become common practice. Somebody is going to have to answer to these children when they grow up.
Memo to Jennifer Aniston: You may not need a man in your life to raise a child, but the child will. - The child will refer to that man as his or her father, and that man will be the most important man in that child's life for a very long time. - Here is a bit of free advice. Stop obsessing about yourself for awhile and maybe you will catch a man long enough to get yourself married and knocked up. Meow.
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