Much talk in the media regarding the following story, with a special focus on the anticipated intolerance (aka hate) towards the baby.
Amazing pictures of pregnant man as he tells Oprah 'people may try to kill my baby'I know that the feminazis would tell me that gender is less about biology than about personal perception, but technically - biologically - Beatie is a woman. That the MSM refuses to acknowledge this fact demonstrates a lack of their commitment to truth and objective facts.
Last updated at 15:52pm on 04.04.08
The man who stunned the world when he announced he was pregnant gave an intimate insight into his personal life in a revealing television interview with Oprah.
Thomas Beatie stripped off for the cameras and bared his baby bump and also revealed pictures from his beauty queen days as a young woman.
However, the 34-year-old transsexual also told chat show host Oprah Winfrey that he feared for his own safety and admitted doctors had warned him his baby could be killed because of the revulsion at her birth.
The couple revealed all to Oprah and admitted that they feared how people would react to their child
Now six-months pregnant, Beatie walked onto the show with a grey cardigan stretched over the growing bump.
The TV chat show queen was filmed patting Beatie's bulging stomach during the hour long interview with his wife Nancy.
The 34-year-old transsexual was filmed for the show undergoing an ultrasound scan and preparing for the birth of their daughter.
The couple have been buy plenty of baby clothes in preparation for their daughter's arrival in three months
Blurred images of the baby girl could clearly be seen as a smiling Beatie looked on.
Beatie said many doctors had refused to treat him and one warned him: "People would try to kill my baby because it is an abomination."
The couple had wanted to have a child but wife Nancy could not conceive
His appearance on US TV was part of a media blitz to knock down suggestions the pregnancy was a hoax.
As well as the Oprah show, Beatie also gave a detailed interview to People magazine.
The former beauty pageant queen, who conceived through artificial insemination, confessed many people saw him as a "freak".
He said some of his own family members had referred to the baby as "monster".
He accepts that not everyone will understand why he and his 45-year-old wife decided to have a child, which is due in July.
The couple, from Bend, Oregon, said they had already thought about the task of telling their child how she came into the world.
"When she's old enough, we'll sit her down and tell her everything," Beatie said.
"We will tell her how her parents love each other and love her very much.
"Our daughter is beating these incredible odds to get here - physical obstacles, social obstacles, everything.
"And in my dreams I dream the world will see her the way we do,as this amazing gift to us. As a miracle."
Beatie,who was born Tracy LaGondino in Hawaii, caused a worldwide sensation last week when he revealed the pregnancy in the gay magazine The Advocate.
But after neighbours in Oregon poured scorn on the pregnancy it was thought to be an elaborate hoax.
Beatie legally became a man after undergoing a sex change operation - but kept her female reproductive organs.
He told People magazine he decided to get pregnant after wife of five years Nancy had a hysterectomy.However, having a vagina and a uterus certainly does...
The former beauty queen has been called a 'monster' by members of his own family after the sex change
"If Nancy could get pregnant, I wouldn't be doing this," he said.
"But who hires a surrogate if they are perfectly capable of carrying their own child?
"Why would I trust someone else when I know I'll do a better job of taking care of my body than anyone?
"And I'll be the father and Nancy will be the mother.
"Having this baby doesn't make me any less of a man."
Beatie was born a girl and grew up in Hawaii where people thought she was a 'freak'
Beatie said he was afraid of how people would react when he gives birth.
"I want to make it easier for the next couple like us, but I'm afraid.
"Afraid of how people will react for our safety. I don't want to lose the life we have." Nancy, a mother of two, added: "We know this is a hard thing for some people to understand.
"But to us we're just a husband and wife who are having a baby."
Nancy and Thomas already have children, presumably carried by Nancy? Perhaps from a previous marriage, but they still already have children in their lives?
A few questions I'd like to offer to all the idiotic journalists who are covering this story:
- Are they really husband & wife (ie, are they legally married)? In which state?
- Is Thomas Beatie actually, legally, identified as a man? By which state? (Most of the few states that allow for legal recognition of change in gender typically recognize only post-operative and, it would seem, that Thomas' surgery is ... ahem ... incomplete.)
- I assume that since "he" still possesses the requisite equipment to birth a baby, he is taking massive amounts of testosterone to maintain that facial hair - more than standard increased levels women normally experience. What are the effects of such a hormonal imbalance on carrying the baby to term and to the baby's long-term health?
- Do these whackos seriously think that people would kill their baby? I mean, other than the Planned Parenthood crowd (aka the Democrats) who yell hallelujah each time an abortion is performed, since it's an exercise of one of our most precious constitutional rights? I would submit that most people are more concerned about the health of a baby being carried by these two rather than being interested in destroying another human life
ARC: St Wendeler