Louise Pollard, a 24-year-old British surrogate mother, was 10 weeks pregnant with twins when she was attacked in Syria. She lost the babies.
Had they made it to their birth, the twins would have been the grandchildren of terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
Pollard took a lot of flak for her decision to carry the grandchildren of the man who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in 2001 against the United States:
And it gets worse.
Omar Bin Laden, 30, and his wife Zaina, 54, also were separated just as Pollard found out the IVF treatments they used to get pregnant had worked.
Though she said originally that she would not carry for them again, she seems to have softened on that and is now considering going back for a second transfer even though Bin Laden, who is the fourth eldest son of the terrorist's 19 children, has recently been hospitalized and reportedly diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Sounds like a winning situation in which to bring a baby (or babies), no?
Never mind the fact that they would be the second generation progeny of a mass murderer whose shameful act has deprived thousands of human beings of their family members, they are also going to be the children of a much older mother and a father who is institutionalized. And they are separated, to boot!
Then again, Omar has publicly condemned his father (sort of) by defending him as a "good man" but criticizing his actions.
I can say unequivocally that there is not enough money in the world to make me carry any child related to Bin Laden, but Omar is not his father, telling Rolling Stone:
"People recognize me a lot of times in Saudi Arabia," he says. "They say I should be proud of my father. There are millions who agree with my father. By many people, he is respected, idolized. I could face reprisals because you can't speak against your father in the Muslim world. Many people say I should not talk. But my father would never harm me."
Should we condemn the man for his father's actions? Is that kind of evil hereditary?
To be sure, I am almost more concerned about the shaky foundation of the marriage and the mother's age than anything else.
What do you think?
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