You’ve all been reading it and hearing about it on all the National News channels. Thomas Beatie, 34 of Bend, Oregon claims to be pregnant. So how exciting is this issue, I was ask just yesterday, “Why would he tell everyone now?”
Lets clear the air here before we go much farther, Thomas Beatie was born a woman, lived as a female named Tracy for 24 years. By his own report; he began to discover his true gender in college, even having a lesbian relationship at that time. When Tracy decided on transgender reassignment she had her breasts removed and began taking the male hormones, testosterone. With these injections the voice becomes more masculine and facial hair begins to grow.
Thomas states that he had his breasts removed in 2002 but, opted to maintain his female reproductive organs because and I quote here, “I wanted to have a child one day”.
The huge and over exposure of this man and his wife over this pregnancy is a little distorted. None of the news media tells you in actuality this man is a woman. He/she maintained his/her female organs for this express purpose. This is NOT a man who is pregnant.
Now ask yourself why did they go public, placing themselves in the public eye and exposing not only themselves but, the unborn child to this kind of spectacle. Ask yourself that question and I am sure you can come up with the answer. By going public with this information look at the exposure they are having, the Oprah Winfrey Show is not putting Thomas and his wife Nancy on the show for free. They, I am sure, are getting paid for their appearances. Imagine that he will probably make the world record books, for a price, as the first documented male pregnancy.
Thomas states, “that having a child doesn’t make him feel less of a man”. He states, “It is not a male or female desire to want a child but a human desire.” These statements are true indeed, he makes a point also of stating that he has the right to have his own biological child. This also is legally true, although many will argue the morality of this for a family who has a half man and a full woman married and in a legal relationship.
I pose several questions here, one is how did Thomas become legally a man in the State of Oregon if he still has his female reproductive system; two if he is half woman then how, in a state where same sex couples are unable to marry were he and Nancy able to marry legally; and three they state that after one failed pregnancy that ended in surgery for Thomas they just did the artificial insemination at home. This delicate procedure done in their home? They are not clear if it was the two of them performing the medical procedure or if a medical professional came to their home. That would pose the question of, are they actually performing illegal medical procedures without a license?
Interviews with Thomas’s doctor Kimberly James, M.D. show us that Thomas was serious in regards to his pregnancy as he stopped all male hormone therapy two years prior to the conception.
Thomas’s major concern apparently is clothing for the future 4 months when his pregnancy makes him even larger. Thomas and Nancy have shared their good news with neighbors and friends who state that they had no idea that Thomas was a woman in the past. Wake up people, Thomas is still half woman now in the present. Nancy’s two daughters by a previous marriage are happy for the couple, stating that they are a loving and wonderful couple. Making these young women a little envious of the soon to be sister’s life with this loving mother and father.
Most medical professionals will tell you that it matters not to the unborn child which parent carried it to birth. Being born of a half man/half woman will not make the unborn infant have gender identity problems, what it takes to raise a healthy wonderfully fulfilled child is LOVE.
Lets wish the best for this child of this strange and new form of family. Many of the religious sector of our Nation will argue against this family situation, stating it is against the Bible and God’s teachings. Although I have found no scripture in the Bible that even comes close to touching on this kind of subject.
Perhaps it would help all those who are against this situation to remember, Thomas is still a woman or at least half a woman, he is not actually a man giving birth to a child.