In a culture where pregnant teens become famous by starring in shows like MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant,” one woman desperate for another child forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm so she could provide her with another child.
According to court documents, the woman, who already adopted three child, planned the pregnancy after being denied approval to adopt a fourth child. She cited unspecified health condition and elective sterilization as the reasoning for asking her daughter to inseminate herself with syringes of sperm purchased over the internet from an international sperm-bank network based in Denmark.
The daughter told investigators she was “shocked, pretty shocked” when her mother asked her but also thought, “if I do this…maybe she will love me more.”
The mother was apprehended by authorities after the birth of the teen’s child when midwives at the hospital witnessed the mother refusing to let the teen breastfeed or hold the child. “We don’t want any of that attachment thing,” said the mother.
The woman is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for child cruelty.
I believe in addition to the prison sentence, this woman also needs to be psychologically examined. I don’t want to believe she is in her right senses.
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