Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oregon’s ‘Pregnant Man’ Hoax

From Right in a Left World Blog:
News out of Bend, Oregon is that male resident, Thomas Beatie, is 22 weeks pregnant. Articles have been written and an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show is scheduled. Looking closer, news of a Pregnant “Man” is just a myth....

...Equally fooling the public is the claim of a “pregnant man,” when by nature, it is a woman that is pregnant, as nature designed long ago.Confusing headlines like, Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie From Oregon Puzzles Medicine and 'Pregnant' man stuns medical profession only perpetuates the myth that this is actually a male that is pregnant.Tracy/Thomas’s neighbors have expressed their own skepticism about this “pregnancy.” One said,
“Quite frankly, I think it’s a hoax. I saw him a few days ago and he didn’t look like that,”regarding the photo circulating showing the swollen belly.Another said,
“I couldn't say that he looks pregnant. I can stick my stomach out and almost make it look like that.”
(full sordid story here)

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