60-year-old Calgary woman gives birth to twins

The Canadian Press

February 5, 2009 at 1:06 PM EST

CALGARY A spokesperson for the Calgary Health Region says a 60-year-old woman has given birth at a city hospital.

The health region wouldn't give details, but CBC Newsworld is reporting that the woman gave birth to twins after fertility treatments in India.

The CBC says Ranjit Hayer's two boys were delivered seven weeks prematurely by caesarean section at Calgary's Foothills Hospital on Tuesday.

The mother is recovering in intensive care, while the twins are in neo-natal intensive care.

The CBC says one of the babies is breathing with the help of special equipment, but doctors say both boys are doing well.

The network quotes the woman's obstetrician, Colin Birch, as saying there are social and ethical considerations beyond the medical ones.

He says he can't imagine being 65 and having two five-year-olds running around.




Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa Capital of male gender apartheid, Canada wrote: If this 60 year old mother of twins was in England, she would not be permitted to even adopt her own grandchildren if her daughter became a drug addict. Notice no mention of the father? Typical of societies attitude that father's are sperm donors, support payors and incapable of parenting. Before we rush to form opinions and conclusions, perhaps we can wait for the other side of the story if there is one. www.OttawaMensCentre.com




Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa Capital of male gender apartheid, Canada wrote: This mother obviously knew that at 60 years old, she had "old eggs" that have an extremely high, unacceptable probability of conceiving a child who was at extreme risk of having medical problems such as birth defects. It shows a level of selfishness, that is a prime symptom of a obsessive selfish personality that is frequently responsible if not guaranteed of creating more children with similar personalities. Odds are she will choose to disappear from any observation, especially public observation unless of course she can't resist the urge for personal publicity. www.OttawaMensCentre.com