Is this woman selfish??
A Spanish woman who gave birth to twins when she was 67 has died, leaving her two young boys orphaned just two-and-a-half years after becoming the world's oldest mother.
Carmen Bousada, who lied about her age to receive donor eggs and sperm in the U.S., died this week at age 69 after from cancer. It is not clear who will raise her 2-year-old sons, Cristian and Pau.
In an interview with Spanish television in December 2007, shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer, she said family members could care for them if she died.
"I have a nephew, and their godfather is very good with the children. They are not going to be alone," she said at the time.
Bousada gave birth on December 26, 2006, at a hospital in Barcelona after being artificially inseminated at a fertility clinic in Los Angeles.
I can't think of any reason this would be OK. Can you?
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Answer by Korysmom96 at 2:29 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
I don't understand her and logically, yes, I feel that it was selfish. There is yet a huge part of me that does not want to judge. I know that some women have an overwhelming desire to be a mother and to carry her own child. I can't fault her for that. It is unfortunate for the children that she didn't plan better than she did. I have to imagine that she suffered from some sort of mental break, and perhaps even convinced herself that she would live as long as she said her mother did.
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