‘Tis the likes o’ one o’ these a day for the next 10 days we’ll be featuring.
Ever wonder what you were like when you were growing up? Two 11-year-old sisters in England will have just that chance, thanks to the amazing birth of their newborn triplet who had been on ice since she was conceived more than a decade ago. When Adrian and Lisa Shepherd decided to start a family in 1998, they underwent in vitro fertilization at the Midland Fertility Clinic because Lisa suffered from fertility issues that made traditional conception difficult. Doctors obtained 24 eggs from the mother, 14 of which were successfully fertilized. Two of those embryos were then implanted in Lisa, who gave birth to twins Megan and Bethany in 1999.
The other 12 embryos were placed in cryogenic storage until the family started talking about having another child last year. The Shepherds returned to the clinic, where doctors implanted a third embryo in Lisa that had been conceived on the same day as Megan and Bethany. Ryleigh was born on November 2010 at 7 pounds 10 ounces — 11 years after her sisters. Experts told the paper it could be the longest age gap between siblings conceived during the same fertility treatment. (Link | Via)
See now this sort of thing concerns me gravely. Why you ask? Well depending upon which side of the Debate on Evolution you come down on, religious or scientific, SOMEONE’S will is getting thwarted here, not once in fact but 3 times!
If ’tis cheering for religion ya are then God’s will that she be barren is being flaunted by this clinic’s action along with the parents. If you a man o’ science then it’s Darwin’s Laws and the natural processes of natural selection/evolution, where only the best strongest and brightest conceive to further the evolution of the species, that’s getting short-changed here.
Either way we have 3 kids who should not be. Now ’tis nothing personal I have against the little buggers. It’s just that we ALL know, regardless of which section of the cheering stand we are in, that toying with Mother Nature’s OR God’s will is NEVER a bright idea. The backlash of unforseen consequences far outweigh any possible benefit for tempting fate!
My personal theory is this is how the whole issue of &/or problem with WalMartians started! They are the revenge being reaped on ALL us for this sort of thing!