Briefly.co.za shared the unbelievable news that a same-sex couple made history by both carrying their baby during pregnancy. South Africans reacted strongly and we share some of the feedback here.
Briefly.co.za shared exciting news on Wednesday, but it sparked controversy within Mzansi.
In our article, we revealed that history had been made by a British same-sex couple who both carried their unborn child during pregnancy.
Jasmine and Donna Francis-Smith participated in a ground-breaking medical innovation named the AneVivo procedure.
In a nutshell, one of the women was impregnated first. Once incubated, the eggs were then removed from her womb and inserted into the womb of the second mother.
The article caused some confusion as readers were left with many questions.
To clarify, a sperm donor was still required for the conception of the baby.
However, the two things that stand out in this scenario is the fact that the eggs were incubated inside the womb and that the fertilised eggs were transported into the second woman.
The article invoked a strong response from South Africans. Some were pleased to hear of the medical achievement, but others became irate.
Lungelwa Mjiwu pulled no punches:
"What the hell? Sickening and hellish! We bring these strange methods and when things go the hell wrong, we blame God instead of the Devil, your Master..... This is wickedness at it's highest peak inspired by Satan."
Vigoe Victor Main did not mince his words either:
"It's totally madness ey, this is now Sodom & Gomorrah."
Kay Days seemed to be enraged:
"Technology baby? People playing God here! Not even animals do this... what's going on here? I'm so confused. This article was not necessary."
Zah Thuler swam against the tide and welcomed the news:
"Wow! That is just amazing."
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