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29 May 2008

Another Two for the No-Fly List, and an Argument Against Private Health Care

In Canada, we sometimes take the position that cultural criticism is off-limits, that because something is "traditional" it should be venerated.

Mean-spirited idiocy, though, is ripe for some serious slamming. So I don't feel bad about calling these two a couple of bass-akward idiots:
A couple who travelled to India for IVF treatment dumped their newborn twins at a British hospital when they found out they were girls.
But wait ... there's more.
Reports said the mother, 59, and father, 72, travelled to India for fertility treatment that would not have been allowed in Britain because of their age.
So grandpa dad and grandma mum purchased treatment from a private hospital (because sense never stood in the way of profit nohow), but then ditched the kids?

Why? Didn't they at least keep the receipt?

But wait. There's even more.
The newspaper says the husband then asked medics how long it would be before his wife was fit enough to fly back to India for more IVF treatment in the hope of getting a boy.
Well there's a simple cure: Suspend their passports. Assuming only, of course, that criminal charges cannot be brought.

Actually, I'd rather see these two made responsible. Not for the care of kids they obviously have no compunctions about abandoning, but for the costs of having the governent have to pick up the tab.

Of course they're probably pensioners, so the government could just withold the Giro. Still, for people concerned about their futures it would have some impact.

On another note--these people may simply be taking the "humane" way out. One wonders how many girls born to parents of similar tastes simply disappear each year.

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6 Comments:

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Pugs said...

I read about this one the other day and was kinda dumbfounded about the whole thing. Apparently, wisdom doesn't come with age as I have always heard. And come to think of it, maybe common sense doesn't either...

 
At 2:42 AM, OpenID archiearchive said...

Alas, those who - umm - "live" to the South of your border are proving to be ungrateful yet again. A campaign has been launched and hopefully will sink like a stone. A campaign against Britannia and all former colonies who gained independence in a legal way, unlike the warlike beasts who were led by the cherry-tree murderer and who have failed to evolve further into modern humanity.

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Philipa said...

Well at least they're not having sex at their age, that would be too disgusting!

You can see why they drug them in care homes can't you?

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Metro said...

I think I'd rather know they were futilely boinking their brains out rather than successfully achieving fertility.

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Philipa said...

I agree, Metro.

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Wow, AerChie - Who is this Nathaniel Man

err ... Monsieur Metro

Don't these Ghastly Elderlies belong in Jail - aren't there laws against abandoning one's infant children

 

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