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The Pregnant Man

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yes, yes, I know it’s old news. We all saw Thomas Beatie in a magazine or on Oprah. But as I was flipping through People and I found an article about him showing pictures of him and his baby girl. I was curious to see how other people reacted to these pictures. Do you think this baby will always live in the shadow of the fact that she was born from a "male" instead of a female? What effect do you think that could have on a child? Of course everyone reserves the right to be happy, so it’s great that this couple could have a child right? But is it important to keep in mind how this baby’s life will be affected? Let’s hear from you!

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Mrivera wrote:
1) 8/11/2008 2:03:50 PM
I believe it doesnt matter if the child has 2 mom's or 2 dad's, as long as the child receives love and is brought up with respect, that would be the only thing that matters.
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ACorletto wrote:
2) 8/11/2008 2:04:23 PM
If the child has two or even one loving parent, she is already in a better position than some of us. I don't doubt the fact that it will be a hard thing for her peers to understand as she is growing up, but once they get to know the real people and not just rely on the idea that we have of them they will just see a loving family.
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Mgl wrote:
3) 8/11/2008 2:13:28 PM
That would be very different to grow up like that. I can't imagine not having a mom.
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trueleafsfan wrote:
4) 8/11/2008 2:15:00 PM
I understand that everyone has a right to be happy. I also believe that to be a good parent you have to think of the child and how any and all decisions that you make will affect that child. This child will unfortunately have to go through alot of teasing and ridicule being the child of the 1st pregnant "man". Had the couple thought more thoroughly about all the ramifications then maybe they would have adopted instead. There are hundreds of thousands of kids that need a good home. They need care, shelter and love. In some way I believe this couple acted selfishly. If they didn't want to be the next 'it' thing/trend, they wouldn't be in People magazine. I hope the child doesn't suffer too much for her "parents" decisions. This will be something only she will go through, the parents can't protect her from this. If they say they can they are deluding themselves. If they truly wanted to protect their child, they would have adopted and not let the world know that they were such a "unique" couple.
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eliza123 wrote:
5) 8/11/2008 2:16:08 PM
i think the child will have to live in the shadow. especially with all the hype. but i dont disagree with the couple having a child. everyone deserves the right to have a child.
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alexa5993 wrote:
6) 8/11/2008 2:17:13 PM
i think it will affect the child somewhat when she gets older and finds out about all that happened, but with all of the technology we have now, who knows? this little girl could be the first of many other kids born from a man!
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Livliv wrote:
7) 8/11/2008 2:21:48 PM
I think it doesn't matter who the baby was born to. She should still get the same love and care.
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Luisa wrote:
8) 8/11/2008 2:22:04 PM
I think it's great that this couple could have a child, and I hope they're very happy. However, I agree that it could be quite difficult to grow up with this sort of unusual parentage, as humans are naturally uncomfortable around things that aren't the same as what they believe. Personally, I try to overcome that mental block. I think that if this child has the bravery of her parents, she could definitely overcome the treatment she may receive. Also, I think that if she's ever treated unfairly, she can always sue for discrimination. :)
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no frizz wrote:
9) 8/11/2008 2:25:23 PM
One of two things: Either the child will resent the fact that she was born from a "male" and be bitter, or she will embrace the fact that she is unique that way. Others around her, when she's school aged will most likely think that it is weird and it could effect her relationship with others.
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msbdiva wrote:
10) 8/11/2008 2:25:28 PM
I don't think it would make any difference who the childs parents were. Honestly, the child may not even know until their older the gender of its parents. Think about it, the birds and bees conversation does not come into the teenage years. So honestly, I think it will make no difference besides the publicity....
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AutumnLyric wrote:
11) 8/11/2008 2:26:14 PM
I don't think this will effect the baby's life... However, once she grows up, she's bound to meet people who don't agree with her parent's lifestyle. Hopefully that will help her grow into a stronger person though. =]
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rorie21 wrote:
12) 8/11/2008 2:28:08 PM
I think it's great that the parents decided to have a child, however I do think it may have been better for them to adopt, or to have kept the pregnancy a little more private. Her classmates will probably treat her differently, and they will probably say that it's weird.
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BritE wrote:
13) 8/11/2008 2:36:59 PM
I believe that once this child get older and kids learn of her lifestyle with her parents that she'll get taunted, and hopefully they are all ready to deal with things like that. If a child was really what they wanted, and they are prepared for everything that they face raising this child, then yes, they deserve this baby and to be happy.
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alex42 wrote:
14) 8/11/2008 2:40:59 PM
i think this child will probably get teased a lot and that will just be something she'll have to deal with. i dont like that it was all over then news and in magazines, but thats just the way the people in this country look at things. they think everything they need to know should be on the cover of people magazine. she will definitly be a topic of many people as the little girl grows but she will have to get over that. as long as her parents love her like they would any other child i think she will be fine.
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Vienna wrote:
15) 8/11/2008 2:45:10 PM
Well, the trouble the couple went through to get this child reflects their love. And I think for any child, no matter what the circumstances, that's the most important thing. Everything else is secondary. She'll be fine, as long as her parents continue to affectionately bring her up.
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Lindsey wrote:
16) 8/11/2008 2:50:28 PM
The pregnant "man" was, of course, biologically female at the time of pregnancy and delivery, so I'm not sure how much of an effect this will have. Certainly the child will have to deal with the levels of fame and paparazzi of nearly every celebrity child and maybe mania from those who think her mother's / father's actions were "wrong," but I think if she can remain pretty anonymous it will help. Same-sex couples with children have become more common and accepted recently and I have a feeling it will be perceived almost the same way. I think it's beautiful that she will have such a biological bond with her parents, even if it's unconventional.
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.. wrote:
17) 8/11/2008 3:00:22 PM
i dont think it should matter the baby is gonna have 2 parents that love her and thats all that matters
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Gjean wrote:
18) 8/11/2008 3:08:00 PM
I think it would be so much more amazing if he hadn't been a woman before the sex change.
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Kylea wrote:
19) 8/11/2008 2:57:35 PM
I believe everyone needs a mother and a father figure (espicially girls) Girls come across problems in thier life were you need to talk to "mom". And there are some bonds that girls have with their moms. Being raised by two dads would be hard because they haven't lived through a "girls" expirence. I think two men should not be allowed to give birth to children.
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sgumer wrote:
20) 8/11/2008 3:00:37 PM
i think that this will play a huge role in the child's life. i think the baby will have some gender related issues as she grows up. it will be difficult to explain this to other children and she will be made fun of a lot. i do not think that it is fair, but that is the way society and people are. i think she can still grow up and be happy, but it will be a difficult road in the beginning. i think it could mix gender and roles in her mind as she grows up and cause some psychological damage.
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aabeauty wrote:
21) 8/11/2008 3:02:04 PM
I believe the baby and her parents will have few issues to work through due to the unconventional circumstances of her birth, but I don't think she will live in the shadows. I'm sure her parents live in a liberal part of the country and will surround her with open-minded individuals. When she does have to venture into the world, she will be prepared to deal with the negative as well as the positive.
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Imma Be Me wrote:
22) 8/11/2008 3:09:32 PM
I think that as long as they provide the child with a normal living environment that she will be fine. I'm sure that by the time she is of age to go to school that it will be old news and therefore her parents will be able to provide her wih said life.
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Love2lookgood wrote:
23) 8/11/2008 3:15:57 PM
I think that this incident would be way too much to deal with for a child. I mean think about it, how would this child react to the comments made to her about her birth?!? The fact would, in my opinion, obstruct her from living like a normal person would.
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angstevenadrian wrote:
24) 8/11/2008 3:17:02 PM
I think it's pretty mean and irresponsible to do what that guy did. That poor little kid is always going to be seen as the kid whose dad was pregnant with him. If they wanted a kid they should have adopted one. This kid is going to have a hard life.
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maggie131984 wrote:
25) 8/11/2008 3:17:59 PM
I hope the child is not picked upon by neighbouring children or at school. This can lead to physcological problems for the girl. She probably will have a tough time growing up. It also depends on the type of neighbourhood they are staying.If its a conservative one,then it can affect the girl.
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lady-chiquita wrote:
26) 8/11/2008 3:18:12 PM
I don't think the baby would be affected very much as long as she has the nurturing she deserves. She was brought into this world the same as everybody else. She shouldn't be ashamed just because she came from a male.
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georgaifreckles wrote:
27) 8/11/2008 3:19:30 PM
Everyone has a right to privacy and I hope this little one receives that privacy that everyone else seems to take for granted.
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Britt112 wrote:
28) 8/11/2008 3:25:25 PM
I think Yes it will be hard at first for the child! But i think soon it won't be as big of a deal! And I think the parents will be there to help her get threw when time are hard!
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ChrissieD wrote:
29) 8/11/2008 3:26:51 PM
I can only hope this baby will grow up in a world tolerant enough to give her family a chance. It shouldn't matter where the child comes from as long as it is loved and cared for in the best way possibly. The unfortunate truth is that it DOES matter to many people where this baby came from and her family will probably continue to be the center of controversy. I hope this family has a lot of help and support to deal with issues that others are going to have (even though it's nobody else's business!)
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angiewq wrote:
30) 8/11/2008 3:27:28 PM
I absolutely think it is important to keep in mind how this baby's life will be affected! She will always be the little girl born to a man, however she will grow up with both a mom and a dad. The couple has a right to a family and since Thomas' wife had a hysterectomy, this was the way for them to do it.
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jspielman11 wrote:
31) 8/11/2008 3:28:54 PM
it is just amazing to see that this is even possible to happen, however, i do think there are problems with society's views that could affect the child later on in life. We should allow the baby to be in peace though
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FunStacy wrote:
32) 8/11/2008 3:30:04 PM
I believe that the child will be just fine as far as where he technically came from. As long as her parents raise her in a loving environment, this should be a non-issue. Perhaps she could benefit from the issue by being open minded and one day move on to help others who have life circumstances that are "extraordinary." I believe it is all about her mind set and the environment she will grow up in. Keep an open mind and optimistic attitude.
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CarTe wrote:
33) 8/11/2008 3:30:39 PM
I wore a beige dress to my cousin's wedding, and my panty line showed up in ALL of the pictures I was in, so embarassing!
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RDS112 wrote:
34) 8/11/2008 3:31:45 PM
i think that it's just too extremely unnatural. i honestly feel very sorry for that baby and hope it will be able to avoid all social questions and comments as it gets older.
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AIMPG wrote:
35) 8/11/2008 3:33:59 PM
I think that this child is going to have a very hard time growing up. I think that Thomas Beatie must have put some thought into this when deciding to birth this child. I don't agree with his decisions but will not judge him for it. Lets hope that when this sweet child grows up she will be strong enough to now let the comments and ridicule effect her life.
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CarTe wrote:
36) 8/11/2008 3:34:32 PM
My other comment was for the panty line blog, whoops! But, as for the new baby in their lives: Like all children, I just want the child to be raised with morals, manners and a sense of honor. As long as that child has good role models as she will be just fine, I think.
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Pennguin102 wrote:
37) 8/11/2008 3:35:55 PM
im sure he doesnt care! having a baby is a true blessing and he was incredibily bless! im sure everyone would want a baby!
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musicgirl wrote:
38) 8/11/2008 3:36:27 PM
I really think that this is going against everything that is right. Of course the child is going to have a big affect taken on her. Even though it's sad, we all know that she will be teased all because of this. I also think that the girl will have social and mental issues and problems from this. I just feel bad for her.
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marleyspud wrote:
39) 8/11/2008 3:37:08 PM
I think it is INCREDIBLY selfish to do this to a child. This women 'turned' man, has always been a women, so why is it such a huge deal? What will become of this poor child?
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gigglebunny wrote:
40) 8/11/2008 3:38:19 PM
I think that the baby will forever be in shadow of what's happened. It's not wrong what happened to me but to other people it is. Those people will judge and pass on to their children that judgement. It will be a difficult life for this child.
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zurifacee wrote:
41) 8/11/2008 3:45:08 PM
I think that the child will feel very different from other kids when they are older, but I'm sure they will be able to get through it with love from her parents.
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Ariel wrote:
42) 8/11/2008 3:47:50 PM
I believe that this is only up to God. Dont play around with Genetics people! There is a reason why we don't know things like this. Lets not play around with life! I feel sorry for the baby. I feel that the baby will grow up with an hormone unbalance.
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1Life1Chance82 wrote:
43) 8/11/2008 4:09:09 PM
I believe that it doesn't matter who he was born from as long as he has loving parents who care for him. Of course it will be ruff at times with people tryen to understand but it shouldn't matter what other people think all that matter is you are happy and healthy child. I wish them the best in life....God Bless Them!
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Mzk0k0 wrote:
44) 8/11/2008 3:48:36 PM
I am a firm believer that each individual has the right to pursue their own happiness. That being said, the media has a huge roll in determining whether or not the child will be living in the shadow of its parents. In our day and age we all are living amoungst the fight for equality. Gay marriage still is a hot topic, and as a result media attention has been placed on this particular story. At the end of the day it is up to the parents to make sure the child feels loved, appreciated, and not apart of a political and biological statement.
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egnues wrote:
45) 8/11/2008 3:50:12 PM
My 2 children are adopted and the greatest blessing of my life. Children are a true gift!!
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kristina29 wrote:
46) 8/11/2008 3:50:41 PM
I think it's great that there is a "pregnant man" but I also think it'll be hard for the child as they grow up.
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vegasmommy wrote:
47) 8/11/2008 3:52:38 PM
I think moms are meant to be moms and dads to be dads. Everyone who can be a great parent should be one. Like said above, children are a true blessing and makes our lives worth living and sharing. :)
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debbadoo wrote:
48) 8/11/2008 3:52:39 PM
That's one of today's biggest problems...everyone wants to focus on what's going on in someone elses lives instead of their own. That's why celebrities go nuts on paparazzi sometimes. Hopefully, she will be able to grow up just like any other little girl. If and when she is older, she chooses to "advertise" herself...that is her business. By then, the new will be worn off, but, she will have the status as "the first".
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Boyumk wrote:
49) 8/11/2008 3:53:17 PM
I think that the baby will be able to live a great life, as long as they do not let the comments of other people affect them. I am not sure, but I think that the child will be fine.
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reya wrote:
50) 8/11/2008 3:54:09 PM
Wow! Awesome news and good luck to the baby who created this world change. I wish my husband can do the same..:)
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EmNicole26 wrote:
51) 8/11/2008 3:56:52 PM
The baby is cute but in my opinion "he" is NOT a man.... "he" is a woman.... I feel sorry for the baby!
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KCBLOG wrote:
52) 8/11/2008 3:58:31 PM
I think that it is wonderful that tey were able to have a child. They will probably have to wait until the baby is quite a bit older to explain the whole "Daddy gave birth to you" bit but I think its no more unusual (maybe a little) then two women or men adopting a child into their family and having to explain why they are different. Hopefully our world has grown enough to except people who are different and not give this child or her family a hard time.
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Sweetz wrote:
53) 8/11/2008 3:58:49 PM
I think that the publicity that this child will get will be outrageous and very hard for the child to deal with. i think the she will have to face a number of scrutiny and questions. would i personally do this to my child, i think not, simply because i'm a very private person. maybe Thomas Beatie and his wife are okay with the publicity i hope they can deal with its end result. i think the baby will live in the shadow of being born to a "male" person. I think this issue has brought about a number of issues with identity and the thing is growing up now in this world is hard in itself, kids face so much issues growing up "normal" to have an issue like this to deal with.. i think it makes it way harder for a child to have a "normal" life.. i am not sure what they want for this child but the baby girl's life will be far from normal
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EJ wrote:
54) 8/11/2008 3:59:13 PM
When I saw these photos of the pregnant man, I thought they were just digitally enhanced. I guess it's true!! I don't think that a child born from a man will be effected in any way. As long as the child gets just as much love from the parent, they will grow into a normal person.
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rosmerta wrote:
55) 8/11/2008 4:00:01 PM
I think everyone deserves the chance to be happy, might the parent been selfish in their desire to have this child? I think so, but honestly, it's hard to say how this will affect the child. The child will grow up loving the parent, regardless of the male instead of female issues. I mean every child born from a traditional female/mother can or will be teased,or feel hurt by other children's taunts or comments. Having said all that, I still think it will be hard for these parents and the child. Some people can be so cruel, they fear anything different from themselves.
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enef wrote:
56) 8/11/2008 4:00:04 PM
Yeah, the girl is going to have a tough time at some point in her life. It'll probably be around middle school to early high school age when kids just aren't understanding. Elementary school kids are too young to follow something like this and college aged people don't get too hung up on the potentially negative aspects of the uniqueness of this situation. Her life in general will definitely be different with all these magazines intent on learning more about her, though.
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desieagle wrote:
57) 8/11/2008 4:00:40 PM
she is so adorable!! i don't think the baby is going to live n the shadow. i also don't think it will have any affect on her. as long as the baby is healthy and happy, it will live a healthy, normal life.
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Melissa Ann wrote:
58) 8/11/2008 4:01:18 PM
I think in a way she will always live in the shadow, but more so just the fact of the situation. I think if she is raised right she will become a strong person and it won't become a negative issue in her life.
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I think it's GREAT! wrote:
59) 8/11/2008 4:03:06 PM
The birth of ANY baby is a miracle, and this one is NO different. Just because she was born from a "man" who was a woman (well still is since the parts are still there)I think it's just BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the beautiful little girl. Talk about the stories she'll have when she gets older.. :-)
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Reanta wrote:
60) 8/11/2008 4:03:36 PM
Their daughter will be able to face whatever obstacles may come her way if her parents raise her with love and kindness. Plus, who has a parent that isn't a little different?
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makeupluvr185 wrote:
61) 8/11/2008 4:05:17 PM
It has to effect the baby somehow. If it has a mom, then it probably won't make as much of an impact, although it might end up being reversed, like the dad will act as a mom and mom will act as a dad. It must end up affecting the girl somehow, like maybe she will have facial hair issues and get a beard or mustache like men. Maybe she will be affected inside, and act like a man. We won't know until she's older.
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Melodie* wrote:
62) 8/11/2008 4:06:53 PM
Kids have to deal with all sorts of things that mark them as different or set them apart. It will only affect this kid as much as she and her parents let it.
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shorty91 wrote:
63) 8/11/2008 4:07:06 PM
Every child is a blessing. I think that this is really incredible that men can actually have children
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Jiji wrote:
64) 8/11/2008 4:08:03 PM
If the child is loved and cared for thouroughly and given the best of possible lives it doesn't matter who the parent(s) are and the parent(s) should be applauded. Of course, there are always ignorant and uninformed people who will judge.
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shorty91 wrote:
65) 8/11/2008 4:08:33 PM
As long as the kid is in a loving family, nothing else matters.
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miss t wrote:
66) 8/11/2008 4:08:55 PM
i would tell the baby that i had her if i was the male. because you would never know what that child will end up going thru when they get older. but, then it might be something special that that baby can share with others.
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GREEN IS IN!! wrote:
67) 8/11/2008 4:09:13 PM
I think that in this day and age that there is no such thing as a "normal" family any more. No one will care. As long as he/she takes good care and gives this baby all the love it needs the child will grow and have a "normal life"
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Cindylou wrote:
68) 8/11/2008 4:09:22 PM
I don't think it will be as big of a deal when the child gets older as long as the parents stay out of the spotlight.
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Luckypat35 wrote:
69) 8/11/2008 4:10:05 PM
I think its disgusting. Poor baby.
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atowne wrote:
70) 8/11/2008 4:11:02 PM
I can't imagine how this could not effect this child. It's hard enough for a child to be raised by a gay couple but to have been conceived in this manner seems unfair for the child. Of course I believe they are capable of giving her a good and loving home. I just hope it is enough to undo any damage.
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TV84 wrote:
71) 8/11/2008 4:13:36 PM
Like you said every child deserves to be happy! I think like the first test tube baby it will dies down and turn up news when she hits a major milestone. As long as the parents are honest with her, I dont think she will fell any more different than a normal child. There are many gay and lesbian couples having kids or adopting these days. Who cares as long as they are loved and taken care of.
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eyelash1 wrote:
72) 8/11/2008 4:14:52 PM
i think that it won't affect her that much except for some people, but if she grows into a nice, kind child no one will care.
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Greya wrote:
73) 8/11/2008 4:16:37 PM
I’m sure a lot of people have heard of this story, I know I had at least heard a small summary of the news, but I didn’t know the details, like names or places. As for the girl growing up and ‘living in the shadows’ I don’t think there’s too much to worry about. Can you really tell me that 20 years from now when she’s applying for a job and the employer hears the name “Beatie” they’ll remember this? Of course she’ll probably have to deal with some sort of ridicule growing up, but who hasn’t been made fun of? No, I’m not saying that this is perfectly normal and no this is not a normal life, but what I am saying is that if her parents are loving and caring (etc) then this should be the least of her troubles. Yes, of course everyone reserves the right to be happy, and if these people are decent, then I’m sure they would have weighed the child’s well-being into this situation. Like many gay and lesiban couples trying to adopt or have their own children, they’re under the belief that they’re a couple who loves each other and wants to start a family…that doesn’t seem so horrible.
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lindz0722 wrote:
74) 8/11/2008 4:18:14 PM
There are so many different ways a baby can be conceived, from IVF to sperm donors. I don't think that this will be a big deal for the girl as she grows up. Who cares where the baby comes from, as long as the family is happy and healthy?
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glee wrote:
75) 8/11/2008 4:21:08 PM
I think the child will have difficulty until gender modifications and transexuals are "accepted". We still deal with all forms of hate/stereotypes and they are hard to erase. Divorce was a stigma for the longest time and only recently has it become a norm. I wish the family my best as any family having to deal with difficulties in this harsh world.
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lovemakeup wrote:
76) 8/11/2008 4:22:31 PM
I think the child will be confused when grown-up. But as long as there is love, everything will be ok.
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AlySedai wrote:
77) 8/11/2008 4:22:38 PM
I think that it's definitely going to make growing up difficult...how do you explain to a young child that your "father" used to be a woman and magically gave birth to you? Seems awfully confusing. I hope that everything goes well...but I think there may be some issues there just waiting to happen.
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am wrote:
78) 8/11/2008 4:24:44 PM
I do, I believe the child will....unfortunately. With the way today is with media and gobbling up stories like this (and the families that go with it) I don't think the child is "safe" from the fact that she will be looked at as the girl who was born from a "male." The parents seem like great people, you know, they should encourage her and hopefully everything will turn out =) And with all of this being said, I am DEFINITELY not saying that the child in any way, shape or form was not brought into this world for a reason. What a blessing these two parents have in their lives now.
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vicjen wrote:
79) 8/11/2008 4:26:15 PM
I think this was an amazing story, and it will have a positive influence in our society. The baby's life will be extremely unique but definitely worthwhile.
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krissyo wrote:
80) 8/11/2008 4:27:16 PM
I don't think this child will suffer any problems. I hope that those around her will treat her the same no matter what gender her parents.
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suzyt42 wrote:
81) 8/11/2008 4:28:17 PM
A loving parent is a loving parent...
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Bearzx wrote:
82) 8/11/2008 4:30:10 PM
I think its great what a human body could do, male or female. But in everyone's action you have to think of what will be, the future, consequences even.
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gissell wrote:
83) 8/11/2008 4:30:48 PM
well first of all I guess there will not be any talking about this until the girl is a certain age and she is ready to know where babies come from, and when the time is right then everything should be explain to her clearly and nothing should be made into a big deal and it won't be made a big deal, I mean I think is no worst than when kids find out that they are adopted, so in my opinion everything will be ok.
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tiffany12345 wrote:
84) 8/11/2008 4:32:12 PM
I think that as the baby grows up she'll have a hard time dealing with the other kids in school, and grow to be very insecure.
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Hailii wrote:
85) 8/11/2008 4:33:06 PM
I don't think the baby will grow up with any problems nowadays. But had she been born 10 or more years ago... times have changed and people have generally become more open-minded.
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WOWZEE wrote:
86) 8/11/2008 4:33:16 PM
I don't think the baby will be affected in any way right now. When she gets older there will be plenty of behind the back talk though due to our society.
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abbbbby:] wrote:
87) 8/11/2008 4:33:37 PM
well i think the child would be a little insecure through his young school days. you know, with the other kids making fun of him? it is a little strange to be born by your father. but the baby girl seems to have quite the loving parents to get her through it.
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merlin wrote:
88) 8/11/2008 4:35:48 PM
i think that she will always be affected by those people who dont like gay/lesbian people, but i dont think the fact that she was born by a man will be broadcasted when shes at school etc. it'll turn into old news that the kids she grows up with dont know. The only way people would really find out is if she told them, and thats her choice.
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xcatherinesbombx wrote:
89) 8/11/2008 4:36:04 PM
I think that of course the child will feel different growing up when other children are born from females and she was born from a male, but I do not think it will change the child's happiness. If the home is loving and the parents are raising the child right, then I think she will be as happy as any other child.
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HawgHen wrote:
90) 8/11/2008 4:36:54 PM
This couple obviously wanted their own child, so took the route that suited them best. With all the different variations of what describes a family out there, I don't think this child will be any worse off than any other that is in a "non-traditional" family setting. All that really matters is that they love & care for their child.
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Rupa wrote:
91) 8/11/2008 4:34:18 PM
I feel that there are many children in the world who are unloved and deserve to be brought up with love and affection. If two men or two women want to have children and can provide a warm loving household, then no one should object to them having a child. If the child is raised in an atmosphere of love and mutual respect the child's life should be affected in a positive manner.
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KD Lady wrote:
92) 8/11/2008 4:34:41 PM
The baby may very well live in that shadow if the hype from whom she was born to never goes away. She may view her birth to a "male" as something that makes her special and unique and potentially get a big head about it. Or she could find it embarrassing. The couple should have taken her feelings and the way her life would be impacted into account before deciding to conceive. It's almost like they did this instead of adopting just to become famous.
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Angeli wrote:
93) 8/11/2008 4:34:47 PM
I think that the child will only see differently when she gets older. For her this will be normal since she will never know any other way to live. I think schooling will be hard if she attends a regular school because of how she has to explain that her dad is also her mom. When it comes to sex ed it might also cause her confusion but not if the parents explain it from the start.
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Muggs wrote:
94) 8/11/2008 4:35:04 PM
I am sorry i have mixed emotions on this topic. I think it will be akward for the little girl as she grows up. But I know how it feels to long for a baby. There is nothing like a family! I believe they will need to be honest with their child and take precautions on how others will react as she gets into school etc. I hope they have great faith in each other and have the endurance to get past all the people who do not like what they have done. I hope the best for them. I believe all things are possible with gods help and guidance. I am glad they shared their story and hopefully this will help others make personal decisions.
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LMiller wrote:
95) 8/11/2008 4:36:38 PM
I think this man had good intentions deep down. His wife could not have children, so he went upon having one himself. He had good in mind. Well, the child is forever going to have the stigma that it was born from a man, kind of the type of thing where people point and whisper to eachother all the time. I think the baby will have to live with that its entire life, and will be treated different from any ordinary child because of that. The child may be made fun of in school, and in public. I think that this will play a large factor in how the child grows up. They may try to give the child a normal life, but it will never have one.
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daniellejodi wrote:
96) 8/11/2008 4:37:18 PM
I think though any man can and should be a father this istuation will chase this poor little girl for the rest of her life...
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RS wrote:
97) 8/11/2008 4:38:26 PM
I feel so bad for the child--growing up in a world thats so harsh already and now with the added pressure of being born from out of the norm. More than the parents happiness I would want the child to be happy and yes it would be difficult trying to understand that your "dad" is a "mom"
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tally07 wrote:
98) 8/11/2008 4:39:00 PM
well, it's gonna be difficult when their kid star school...They'll have to explain her well their situation...sometime kids can be cruel. Hope she grow up well.
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dreak wrote:
99) 8/11/2008 4:39:05 PM
I think with lots of love, and explanations at the right time, the baby will be fine!
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xkissmetwice wrote:
100) 8/11/2008 4:39:56 PM
Plenty of children who are born to same sex couples grow up to be perfectly happy and normal. As long as they are loved and cared for I think the baby will be able to look past all the media hype. I think all children are a beautiful addition to a family and this couple deserves that as much as anyone else.
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britchick wrote:
101) 8/11/2008 4:40:48 PM
It is possible that the child could be affected by being born from a 'male' but society is getting better at recognizing unconventional couples, so the child does have a better chance today than perhaps 10 or more years ago. The other thing you have to take into account is how happy this couple will be just to have a child, when they has probably both resigned themselves to never being able to have children. This love for the child alone should be enough to be sure they have a good life.
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leefty wrote:
102) 8/11/2008 4:41:17 PM
The baby will most likely get teased by other kids at school.
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Tigerlily wrote:
103) 8/11/2008 4:44:06 PM
Of course this baby's life will be affected, but it's hard to speculate how it will be for her. We live in a changing world, & there are other children whose parents have changed their gender after the baby was already born. Hopefully there will be enough honest open discussion with the child as she grows, & enough support from friends & family, that her life will be good. That said, it's hard to imagine that the girl won't face negative judgements & difficulties from people she encounters. I don't think the decision of the pregnant parent to give birth was necessarily in the best interest of the child.
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iloveelf wrote:
104) 8/11/2008 4:44:35 PM
i do think that when the baby hears of its strange birth it will surely affect her!! it could be quite the disturbing story :(
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Evandi wrote:
105) 8/11/2008 4:51:12 PM
The mental health and stability of the child relies on her parents and others in the community. The children will not tease her if they don't know that her father used to be a woman. The only way that information would be known is if some parent feels a need to tell their child. These parents, and other close adults, have to realize that its not the child's fault how she came about in the world, speading that information can and will have an impact on her. The old adage rings in my head, "It takes a village to raise a child." In many cases, the attitudes and actions of parents can greatly impact the attitudes and actions of their children.
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Love that mineral foundation wrote:
106) 8/11/2008 4:54:11 PM
While everyone has heard of this news, apparently not everyone retained the details. The point is, this child has been brought into this world by 2 loving parents - a mother and a father. The fact that the father gave birth would NEVER come up on a playground unless some adult told their child. To say that if these parents would have adopted if they had thought of the ramifications is ridiculous. We the public would have no way of knowing how painstaking it was to make their decisions and if we stop making it a big deal, it'll cease to be one. Be non-judgemental and raise non-judgemental children and this child will never have to be teased.
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FishFish wrote:
107) 8/11/2008 4:56:18 PM
I think the baby will grow up just like a child with homosexual parents will grow up. It will be a hard struggle full of predjuces but in the end it will only make her stronger.
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melodyrose16 wrote:
108) 8/11/2008 4:56:26 PM
I think its unfair that the baby will be famous for something she had no control over. The circumstances of her birth do not define who she is or will be as a person, but that is the only fact that most people will ever know about her
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sue811 wrote:
109) 8/11/2008 5:25:56 PM
Regardless what this person has done to themself to change their gender - if you have the equipment to produce and carry a child - you are a female.
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ok wrote:
110) 8/11/2008 9:07:59 PM
It's great that they were able to have a child. But saying pregnant man is going a little far. She is not a man if all the equipment is there for a woman. 'Pregnant Man' is a little deceiving since is not technically true. Media has thrown this out of portion and given it much more press than needed to be given. Truth is the truth.
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cheekyn wrote:
111) 8/11/2008 5:34:44 PM
I am actually kind of shocked by this story. I hadn't heard about it. How was this possible medically? Why did this man decide to carry a baby? I think it is definitely something that most kids will not understand and this child may get picked on a lot. Kids can be merciless when they think something is weird about another child. This guy was definitely not thinking about how this would effect the child. A lot of kids are called freaks in high school by bullies and they are just a LITTLE different, this is a HUGE difference. The child will not have a single friend that can relate to what they are going through.
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nicoletta wrote:
112) 8/11/2008 5:38:00 PM
If the baby receive love that’s all that she needed to be a bless child.
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Sara's Mom wrote:
113) 8/11/2008 5:38:55 PM
My biggest concern is when this child is old enough, will she be taunted by her pears? Maybe by that time the entire issue will have been filed away, but knowing how cruel children can be, it could be catastrophic....unless the parents make her fully aware of her unusual birth circumstances. BTW, where is the mom in this pic??
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jessi34 wrote:
114) 8/11/2008 5:45:30 PM
i think that it will be different, but at the same time it show how the our culture is changing. i mean, who ever thought that a man would be able to give birth. i think that it will affect the babys life because its different, and everyone will know it, some will accept it and others wont, and thats just something that they will have to live with.
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brittyrae wrote:
115) 8/11/2008 5:48:30 PM
I think this little girl will have a very hard childhood because she was born from a man. It seems that she will be the perfect candidate for teasing in her school years because of her origins. However, with supportive parents, she can definitely get through it. Also, if one man can give birth to a child, it's only a matter of time until more men are having babies. Hopefully in the next few years, little girl Beatie won't be the only person who came from their daddy.
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Janai95 wrote:
116) 8/11/2008 5:57:14 PM
that baby's life is never going to be the same. what does she look like saying her father gave birth to her.
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BAMBAM wrote:
117) 8/11/2008 6:00:58 PM
YEP. HE'S CUTE. I DON'T THINK HE'LL HAVE A PROBLEM. PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN TO ACCEPT EVERYONE.
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bbrreennddaa2 wrote:
118) 8/11/2008 6:03:38 PM
i think that it is great that he had a child even if he is a "man".
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Timi wrote:
119) 8/11/2008 6:27:24 PM
I will say up front that I am fairly liberal. So while I read this blog, I'm thinking this is a good question but might not be too much different than kids born to parents who have a sex-change operation at some point. It might be easier for this little girl to grapple with than maybe a teenager who's mom or dad goes through it. This little girl will grow up with 2 parents who love her. I think a bad divorce or dysfunctional family setting could have a more negative impact than this situation. My 2 cents. Not meant to change any minds, just express my own.
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Corky wrote:
120) 8/11/2008 6:29:14 PM
I believe if the parents handle it right and don't use her as a "show piece", she will be fine. All she needs to understand is that God created her and sent her to this earth to these parents. How she got here doesn't matter.
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jaykay wrote:
121) 8/11/2008 6:35:18 PM
I think the child might be surrounded by people knowing her/him as the one that was born from a man, but I don't think anything else would be very different - I mean the child does have one mom, one dad, and if the parents raise him/her to the best of their ability, I don't think the child would be affected very much.
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Allison6i6 wrote:
122) 8/11/2008 6:39:28 PM
I could only pray for this girl that she can have a normal life considering the circumstances..
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Chel_say wrote:
123) 8/11/2008 6:39:35 PM
Growing up period is hard. Kids make fun of other kids for even the smallest thing because they don't know any beter. I think the children this girl will grow up with will make fun of her for a bit, because really, who WASNT made fun of? But if her parents teach her from a young age that everyone is different, and that nothing is wrong being born from her father, she will be fine. I honestly think she will have so much more insight into the world at a younger age than most children. She will have SO many questions about how she was born once she comes of age about things I didnt even know existed! Im happy for the couple and happy they accepted who they are and don't care about what anyone thinks. They will be a close knit family and I can only wish the best for them :)
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Sitaara wrote:
124) 8/11/2008 6:50:33 PM
I think in the future it all depends how the child will turn out..it might accept it being use to its father or she might refuse to even be with her father..its too soon to tell!!!
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vwbuggin wrote:
125) 8/11/2008 6:54:08 PM
Yes, the bay will be affected especially when they start school and the other children will make fun of and torment this child.It will follow this bay for the rest of its life because it was made so public.
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Joliee wrote:
126) 8/11/2008 7:09:22 PM
I think the baby will grow to be just fine with that fact. She has parents that love her, and that's all that matters. :)
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person wrote:
127) 8/11/2008 7:20:48 PM
i think that the child would only be affected by the shock
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Squirrel_girl wrote:
128) 8/11/2008 7:21:48 PM
I have friends who get angry that everyone says a "man" had a baby and that he's not a real man. This family wanted a baby. They did it their way. I think they seem the kind of people to make the most normal life possible for their daughter. That child will have two loving parents, no matter what gender you want to call them.
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hideandgoseek wrote:
129) 8/11/2008 7:24:29 PM
i think that the child may be affected but not enough to change her life
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ivolha wrote:
130) 8/11/2008 7:35:24 PM
I am happy for him/her !
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phone4me wrote:
131) 8/11/2008 7:44:43 PM
This baby girl will be affected like all other celebrity children are. It is a much more dificult life, no doubt. At least her name isn't Apple!
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Briana wrote:
132) 8/11/2008 7:53:41 PM
Maybe the baby will be affected, maybe not. The baby looks fine to me. And very cute! I think the baby will be fine.
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micky wrote:
133) 8/11/2008 8:12:01 PM
Well, I think its great that the couple is happy. The only thing is that the child will always be known as the baby that was born from a man. It could make the child get picked on or made fun of when it is older.
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Burkester wrote:
134) 8/11/2008 8:23:10 PM
i think that its fine
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Kilyko wrote:
135) 8/11/2008 8:49:33 PM
I believe that everyone should be able to create their own happiness. If the baby is born and if he can bring happiness to her then all of the rumor shouldn't bother them. I mean of course there will be some affection but it is O.K. As long as the baby and Thomas are happy. ^^
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Nia wrote:
136) 8/11/2008 8:50:05 PM
i think that this baby will live a normal life, but some people might find her story kind of creepy
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K* wrote:
137) 8/11/2008 9:09:03 PM
I think that we shouldn't judge and it is wonderful that the baby could be born into a family that will love her. There are many children who are born to people who don't want them and there is less talk about that.
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Aventura wrote:
138) 8/11/2008 9:42:10 PM
I dont really see nothing with it. I mean some people are still old school.
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agaliha wrote:
139) 8/11/2008 10:19:18 PM
I think they shouldn't have gone public with it. The little girl is going to have a hard time as she gets older since other kids, who don't understand, will know all about her parents. I think they have the right to have children, but probably shouldn't have gone on Oprah and have their photos all over the place.
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JO-dy wrote:
140) 8/11/2008 10:32:51 PM
I think the baby is a cutie first of all! Being born from a "male" is a little strange though, what are younger children going to think of that? And how confusing is it going to be to them? I say younger children because they will be the ones most impacted by it and not know how to handle it or understand it. It's hard enough with invitro, surrogates and all other methods of having children. I do think that 'he' has the right as anyone else to have a child and has the 'equiptment' to handle it, it's just so different from what society is used to.
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smalltownchick wrote:
141) 8/11/2008 10:40:41 PM
Maybe the child was born from a male legally but physicaly all the female parts were there. If you ask me a woman did give birth and the child should not care and just be happy to have two loving parents.
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s@1 wrote:
142) 8/11/2008 11:22:46 PM
I think she will enjoy the publicity at first. But kids can be mean and make fun of her for having a guy mommy. It's great that they did have a kid but i'm not sure how it will be like for the kid.
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britluvzyaxoxo wrote:
143) 8/11/2008 11:37:15 PM
I think it must have been wonderful for him to achieve his dream of carrying his child. I do think that the child may have some issues with it while it is younger (elementary students often bully those who are different) but I think that once she gets past that, maybe in adulthood she will embrace the fact that she is different. She will probably be proud to tell her story. I myself am happy that my mother carried me, and not my father. I wish their family the best of luck!
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RegularReg wrote:
144) 8/12/2008 12:07:06 AM
This baby may almost certainly have a complex later in life. I know there is no definition of normal but there are so many other variables that every one of us has to fight on our life's journey why complicate things. Yes, science has remedied an near-infertile couple but beyond that (and all other debates aside) the most normal and NATURAL is male/female (yes in appearances too not just biology) parents provides less confusion and a better example. Remember all babies cannot make their own choices - they usually have to follow where biology leads them. Whether a baby knows any terms for what they are seeing or experiencing they all (WE ALL) can recognize what seems right or what is out of place.
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Starryxuan wrote:
145) 8/12/2008 1:07:09 AM
As long as the baby gets the love and care that she needs, What will happen later should be the baby's choice.
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nmailand wrote:
146) 8/12/2008 1:17:38 AM
I don't think it matters that the Dad was actually the mother. I be more than a few Dads are envious that he got to experience the pregnancy. What does matter is two people in love created a new life. It's just like it's suppose to be. (And...I bet Dad's an inspiration for all transgender couples!)
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Aliciamaedee :) wrote:
147) 8/12/2008 1:37:19 AM
I don't think the baby's life will be affected but I think it is a little odd for the male to have a baby
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comment101 wrote:
148) 8/12/2008 2:44:44 AM
i'm happy for them but to be totally honest, the first time i heard about it i thought it was a little weird....and didn't walt disney say in his will that he would only give his park to a pregnant man......i think he has to be originally a man though....but i think the child might be made fun of a little in life....did they make history by having the first man to have a child?
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hulagirl wrote:
149) 8/12/2008 2:52:22 AM
I think the baby will definately be treated differently because of the fact that she came from a male. It is unnatural and so she will get extra attention. However, it is great to know that she will be loved.
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Missi wrote:
150) 8/12/2008 2:52:53 AM
I look at that picture and see a "Daddy" in love with his little baby, he looks content. I just hope that he consults professionals before the baby grows and and may possibly find out from the wrong sources. What a beautiful baby, I must say! Congrats to them all. I am sure it may be rough for them, but hearing about how much they wanted this baby, i think they will be loving parents and do the right thing, which would be to be honest..when she is older and ready.
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jodi08 wrote:
151) 8/12/2008 3:01:33 AM
This baby may have a difficult time in school when the other kids find out that she was born from a "male". They will make snide remarks and comments out on the playground and around the hallways. It will probably get worse in intermediate and high school.
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nopimples wrote:
152) 8/12/2008 3:17:39 AM
this baby's life will forever be affected of course. She will always live in the shadow and the idea of being born form a male. i mean it made it to Oprah, this is going down in history.
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sunshinev wrote:
153) 8/12/2008 7:47:53 AM
Definitely. It is nice to know that "men" can have babies but they should have kept it more to themselves than anything. The child will have to live with this for the rest of her life.
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Tisha S. wrote:
154) 8/12/2008 8:17:45 AM
Well, honestly I don't think it's a really big deal b/c the "man" was born a woman...At any rate, I'm sure the child will be in the "spotlight" for years to come b/c of the fact that she was born to a "man". I believe that how she learns to deal with all of the attention will depend on how her parents raise her.
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chica4383 wrote:
155) 8/12/2008 8:50:37 AM
well yeah i think the baby will be affected by this when it gets older, but at least they had a chance to have a baby. i dont care what anyone says, the "dad" is still a female as far as im concerned. if u have female parts, ur a female.
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elfgurl wrote:
156) 8/12/2008 9:20:19 AM
I think what this women had.. a sex change is imoral and wrong, seeing this disgusts me.
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Travel Dawn wrote:
157) 8/12/2008 9:36:21 AM
What I want to know is did his milk come in? And is he nursing her?
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Marcelle wrote:
158) 8/12/2008 9:53:01 AM
God made her a woman, man changed that only in a superfical way. The most important aspect is that the child will be loved. Every home is unique and complex with so many dysfunctional to be the norm.
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lifeisnow wrote:
159) 8/12/2008 10:14:30 AM
Here's a babe that is going to be loved and cherished because it was wanted very much. Who are we to judge anyone once we know that someone is loved? She will weather any comments by those who feel it their place to criticize because she will be strong!
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mesq4308 wrote:
160) 8/12/2008 10:51:34 AM
That child will be fine no one's going to know if the media will just leave them alone. The parents need to quit looking for the lime light for the sake of the child.
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shoppergal wrote:
161) 8/12/2008 11:55:44 AM
Yea its important to keep in mind how this baby's life will be affected because this is out of the norm. Men are not supposed to have kids. But.. in the eyes of the child she will learn to love her parents no matter how different she was brought into the world.
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trinigirl wrote:
162) 8/12/2008 9:42:27 AM
For the sake of sensationalism, we like to think of this person as a man, but in reality it is really a woman who basically changed their appearance to that of the male perspective. He/she simply changed what they looked like to fit how they turly believed they should, but they could not change what God meant then to be. Funny that what they rejected, they turned back to.
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Dramatic EYE LASHES wrote:
163) 8/12/2008 9:51:35 AM
I think that as time goes on it will not be a big issue because many people know that "Thomas" was born a woman and she later decieded she prefered to be a man. Now the kid may need counseling in the future because the situation is a little bizarre and that is otherwise out of the norm. Bust as long as the child is loved and well taken care of the child should not be affeced by this too much.
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C-Ford wrote:
164) 8/12/2008 10:32:36 AM
I believe that people are have the right to be happy but true happiness is found only through God and what His plan are for your life. The relationship started off wrong. It isn't fair to the child. The child will be forever remember as being the girl whose daddy gave birth to. As mean as children are today just on unchangeable things such as height, facial features and so on. Her parents made it more convienent for them to pick on her. They were very selfish. They should of adopted a child.
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mom of 3 wrote:
165) 8/12/2008 11:58:50 AM
We have to admit this is a beautiful baby. Although the circumstances of her birth are not conventional, she will be raised in a loving warm family that I am sure will explain it all and being surrounded by this honesty and love it will seem all very natural. Now a days the traditional family has many different mixes and this is just another facet to it. The public just needs to get past the shock and the rest all falls into place as we have with other alternative lifestyles. I am sure in the future we will view this child on talk shows telling her story and showing that she has turned into a productive loving person despite the unconventional process in which she was born.
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boogie81 wrote:
166) 8/12/2008 12:07:19 PM
This is weird, but I don't think she will be different just cuz she was born from a man.
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panty_lines23 wrote:
167) 8/12/2008 12:09:31 PM
I think this child will live like normal. Just because she was born from a male doesn't make her really any different. She's still a normal human being and she still has the right to be happy. I hope she doesn't feel bad about herself because she was born from a male. Overall I hope she lives a nice, noraml life.
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2838486723q893hdsaxmfvjfs wrote:
168) 8/12/2008 12:23:06 PM
i know A LOT of people will argue with me about his but i think this is just wrong. a child needs a mother and a father not a halfsie. its wierd
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=DSmile=D wrote:
169) 8/12/2008 12:25:43 PM
I believe it doesn't matter what the gender the child's parents are, as long as the child is greatly loved and is brought up in a household of respectfulness and happiness, that is what really matters. I mean, the child may be treated strangely by some children at school, but, the parents should love and cherish her, and children at school may make fun of her over it, but every child is made fun of over something.
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NMeans wrote:
170) 8/12/2008 12:35:37 PM
What the He11... This is a woman that had a baby so what's the big deal? Yes, she thinks/wants to be a man but what man do you know wants to have a baby. That was just her femine side telling her/him that I'm a woman and I want to have a baby for the man I love... That's what happens in the average relationship when they deside to have a child.
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T'mack wrote:
171) 8/12/2008 1:34:33 PM
I do feel it will be difficult for the child especially when the phase of gender/sexual identity phase comes to play. Learning truly is about exposure and unless they are willing to have other genders to be a good role model, the baby will only be able to identify with who she's exposed to.
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pikzzi wrote:
172) 8/12/2008 5:46:58 PM
i think that if he made the decision to be male then thats it he should be male. how many males do you know having babies? he was legaly givin the right to be male he should of had all his female organs taken out before it was legal. how many men do you know with ovaries?
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Sloan wrote:
173) 8/13/2008 12:11:37 PM
As long as the child has a loving family, and they treat her right, they all deserve to have each other. But as the daughter gets older, if she doesnt have a female figure to relate to, like a family friend or grandparent, she might feel clueless or become detached from women.
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Yurismom wrote:
174) 8/15/2008 11:04:06 AM
I don't care what you look like on the outside, or what gender your body tells you you are. If you have the reproductive organs of a woman, you are still a woman. I have no issue with gender changes or same sex relationships, but I do take issue with someone who says they are a man, and has both sets of genetalia. What do you tell the child?
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N'style wrote:
175) 8/18/2008 2:53:47 PM
Look its great and all.....BUT SHE'S NOT A FRICKIN MAN! BORN A FEMALE, THERE FOR FEMALE ORGANS, THERE FOR PREGNANCY. WHATS THE BIG DEAL? I have a mustache that I wax off my face all the time, doesnt make me a man! LOL
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raggtopp93 wrote:
176) 8/18/2008 3:49:56 PM
This is a disgrace.No one involved gave a tinkers darn about that baby and its future. What was wrong with adoption?
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Daph wrote:
177) 8/20/2008 2:06:03 AM
"He" isn't a male if "he" can deliver a baby. She has all the equipment, as it were, of a female which makes her a woman named Thomas Beatie. Hate to tell you. Let's say she is a wannabe-man.
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Tamara wrote:
178) 8/20/2008 2:49:23 PM
Just because he had a masectomy doesn't mean "he" was no longer a female in my opinion. If he really wanted to be a man, he shouldn't have had his "female" sexual organs still. I don't think of "him" as a real man. So, it was a woman who wants to be seen as a man that had a child. p.s: don't get me wrong, I love transgenders, I'm queer myself, but it just seemed like to much publicity if you ask me. I don't feel like it shed a good light on our community. =/
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Tam303 wrote:
179) 8/21/2008 10:54:42 AM
I do think that this child will suffer longterm effects because a "male" gave birth to her. She may some day be able to understand the biology behind how it happened, but psychologically, she will be in for a hard time. Her "father" seems to have made the decision to become a "man" prematurely since "he" kept "his" ovaries and uterus. I wonder if "he" had second thoughts all along.
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Dana3 wrote:
180) 8/29/2008 11:28:51 AM
Get it straight This is a WOMAN that gave birth to a child not a Man. This WOMAN decided to have a sex change because she did not want to be a woman but still wanted the womanly parts to some day conceive. May God cover this child.
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Melissa1 wrote:
181) 9/29/2008 10:21:27 PM
Yeah I thought it was a little weird, this person is a women not a man. A man can not have a baby, but if they are happy that's all that matters, and for the baby if they love her and raise her well and she is happy that's all that matters.
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iluvu! wrote:
182) 1/8/2009 9:29:57 PM
i think that that is oh so weird! but i think that that will totally change how the baby's life is affected. That's not exactly how a baby is suppose to come into the world. if the couple wants to let her live a normal life, don't tell her that she was born from her dad until maybe a time in her life like when she's an adult. if she tells friends in her childhood, mostly when she's a teenager, she'll be made fun of and called some pretty bad names.
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iluvu! wrote:
183) 1/8/2009 9:30:26 PM
i think that that is oh so weird! but i think that that will totally change how the baby's life is affected. That's not exactly how a baby is suppose to come into the world. if the couple wants to let her live a normal life, don't tell her that she was born from her dad until maybe a time in her life like when she's an adult. if she tells friends in her childhood, mostly when she's a teenager, she'll be made fun of and called some pretty bad names.
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