From one mother for two children, to two mothers for one child

Jan 14, 2022 by

by Ann Farmer, MercatorNet:

Why does the media play “let’s pretend” with readers?

11-year-old Poppy Lee-Burrowes has finally been allowed to donate her hair to make wigs for sick children. The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to sick children, managed to use fragile afro hair.

[…] This begins as a heart-warming story. But it is chilling to read that this generous little girl has two mothers. Apparently, Jessica Lee-Burrowes   and Beki Lee-Burrowes are in a same-sex relationship, and in order to keep their identity, everyone else must play “let’s pretend”.

We are encouraged to distinguish between different mothering roles with the terms “step-mother”, “adoptive mother”, “foster mother”, “mother substitute”, etc., but we are now expected not to distinguish between these two women simply because they happen to be in a same-sex relationship.

Thanks to reproductive technology, it is now possible for one woman to supply the egg to make a child, while the other gestates the resultant embryo, but even so, a child thus produced will be genetically related only to the one who supplied the egg.

Presumably both these “mothers” had only one mother, so this might be seen as a case of social evolution, if it were not for the fact that science – which we are continually urged to follow – says that human beings can only have one mother.

King Solomon would agree. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines and numerous children, mostly illegitimate, but he had only one mother; he knew that a child cannot have two mothers, and demonstrated that fact when two mothers claimed the same child. He called for the baby boy to be cut in half so that each woman could “share” that child, prompting the real mother to surrender her claim so the child could live.

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