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.
Thomas Beatie, the Bend, Oregon man making news as a “Pregnant Man” was born Tracy LaGondino, a woman, 34 years ago. Tracy was a lesbian who fought for the right of gay couples to adopt children and against hate crimes in Hawaii, before moving to Bend 2 years ago.
Tracy fell in love with another woman, Nancy Roberts in Hawaii and they desired to be married, strictly against even Hawaii’s liberal laws.
Tracy decided she should obtain a sex change because Hawaii's laws did not support same sex marriage. She underwent a double radical mastectomy and began hormone therapy to change her gender to that of a male, but keeping her female reproductive organs.
When she and her lover decided they wanted a child, and Nancy could not become pregnant, Tracy, now renamed Thomas, ceased the hormone therapy to allow her menstrual flow to return. Tracy/Thomas said it took about 4 months for her body to regulate itself.
Consulting doctors, one who sent her to see a Psychologist “to see if we were fit to bring a child into this world,” she and Nancy finally obtained access to a cryogenic sperm bank to purchase anonymous donor vials and opted for “home insemination,” feeling that doctors who refused to help them due to their own ethical or religious views “discriminated” against the couple.
Tracy/Thomas now claims to be 5 months pregnant.
Writing an article about this “sensation” for the Gay publication, The Advocate, Tracy/Thomas maintains that she is now “transgender and legally male.” A quick review of Oregon Law reveals that the same court with jurisdiction over name changes
“may order a legal change of sex and enter a judgment indicating the change of sex of a person whose sex has been changed by surgical procedure.”Surgical procedure is not defined.
One Portland, Oregon attorney who specializes in sex discrimination cases says,
“There’s no specific requirement in the law that there be a letter from a surgeon. A specific judge might want to see a letter, but that’s it.”The same attorney, Lake James Perriguey also claims to know of several cases “in which a person received a legal change of sex on the basis of facial reconstruction.”
Tracy/Thomas said “she legally changed her name and sex about 10 years ago in Hawaii,” because of Hawaii’s ban on same sex marriage. I assume she had a judicial decree to declare herself now “legally male.”
However, in this writer’s opinion, being declared “legally male” does not make one actually male, especially given that her original female reproductive organs and vagina were left intact and viable.
Sexual gender is determined in nature by chromosomes. Two X chromosomes in the nucleus of the egg cell and it will become a female; a Y and an X chromosome and it will become a male. No judge can change that by judicial decree nor can any surgeon. Tracy/Thomas will carry the DNA of a female, regardless of the reconstructive surgery she may ever get. This is something we should have all learned in 7th grade Biology class.
Tracy/Thomas may claim whatever she wishes and any judge can decree what ever they wish, but the natural fact is, she is a woman still, like it or not. To claim otherwise is just fooling herself.
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.
“I couldn't say that he looks pregnant. I can stick my stomach out and almost make it look like that.”
Muddying the waters in this is Tracy/Thomas herself when she says, “
Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire… Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am…”
Regardless of claims made to further the Gay Agenda, no matter what any judge decrees, no matter how “confident” Tracy/Thomas may feel, the fact remains that if she has retained her baby making equipment, then she is in fact still biologically a woman, not a man.
To claim otherwise, she is only fooling herself and a naïve public.
July 3, 2008: Lesbian Activist Gives Birth! This Is News?
UPDATE 1: The motive seems to be getting clearer. From the Oprah Winfry Show, Pregnant man tells Oprah, It’s a miracle. Winfrey called the development "a new definition of what diversity means for everybody."
What is so miraculous about a woman with female reproductive organs becoming pregnant?
UPDATE 2: The hoax continues as news agencies declare Pregnant Man 4 Weeks From Delivery. They can blur the lines all they desire, having a vagina and female reproductive organs is a female, not a male, regardless of bodily mutilations.
UPDATE 3: Ben Shapiro of Townhall chimes in with his observation,
UPDATE 4: November 13, 2008: "He's" Pregnant Again, But It Is Still A Hoax