Jennifer Lopez Elle, in vitro fertilization, IVF.jpgFor any wondering (and I admit I was curious), Jennifer Lopez conceived her fraternal twins the old fashioned way – and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Some recent comments of hers on that topic are making quite a stir. From US magazine, January 6:

Although many stars have turned to in vitro fertilization to conceive, Jennifer Lopez never considered it an option – and says she never will.
“When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional,” the star, 40, tells the February issue of Elle magazine. “Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that.”…

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Lopez – who is mother to 22-month-old twins Max and Emme with hubby Marc Anthony – portrays a woman who decides to have a baby through artificial insemination in the upcoming romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan [JLS note: cute site].
Still, she doesn’t believe the process is for her.
“I guess deep down, I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is,” she tells Elle. “You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”

I don’t want to dissect the “family and relationships… traditional” part too far, since J Lo’s on her 3rd marriage. That aside, as expected, lots of people were offended by her comment – IVF moms, infertile moms, feminists, etc. But if Lopez were making a statement of condemnation for all who follow the IVF path, she wouldn’t have made the movie that prompted the question. Here’s the trailer… has a good commentary on the whys behind moral opposition to IVF.
And here’s some stripped down commentary from the blog tugandregina, a comment by Sara-Kala:

I got almost eaten alive by posting about Jon and Kate a long time ago… and I only said “they used an unnatural method” to conceive (washing his sperm, injecting into wife)….
As a Catholic, we know exactly what went wrong here: masturbation, for starters; not having intercourse to conceive in love, 2nd. Of course, this pisses people off. I’m not telling folks the kids they get with lab help aren’t any more/less loved or wanted than ones conceived by the God standard (or, the natural way, irregardless of beliefs). But, the less/more loved thing is what they hear. They think they aren’t wrong in their pursuit to have a baby. There’s so much wrong with it, it’s embarrassingly obvious. But no one today wants to be told they can’t have something they want – or that they have to have what they don’t want. Period.
Kudos to JLo.

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