I haven’t read the book My Sister’s Keeper, but I had heard of it prior to the upcoming movie release. The subject of Saviour Siblings certainly is a touchy one, but also quite fascinating. The release of the movie has sparked quite a debate on the issue as the following ninemsn story tells:
“Imagine your young child has leukaemia, a hereditary cancer or a serious blood disorder. You’re told by your doctor it’s terminal. But there could be a cure. It involves having another child, a saviour sibling, created by IVF as a genetic match for your sick child – a perfectly compatible tissue donor. It’s the subject of a soon to be released movie – “My Sisters Keeper”- starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin.”
Lizzie Pearl reported the following in a recent account based on the issue of ‘saviour siblings’ in which parents have another child that is a DNA match for their sick child that can act as a donor for them in their life. Dr. Ric Gordon joins TODAY in the studio to give his viewpoint on this issue.
I read the following story about cricketer Mitchell Johnson’s Mum having a cow over partners being flown around the world with the players and not the parents and honestly thought ‘You gotta be kidding me. ‘
The article from ninemsn goes something like this:
Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson’s mother has launched an extraordinary attack on her son’s “bitchy” fiancé, accusing her of “stealing” him.
One the eve of the Ashes series in England, Vikki Harber also slammed Cricket Australia for flying players’ girlfriends to overseas games instead of parents. Ms Harber told the Herald Sun she used to have a close relationship with her son before his karate champ fianceé Jessica Bratich started going out with him.
“Up until he met Jessica we were very close . . . but he hasn’t spent a night under my roof since he met Jessica,” the newspaper quoted Ms Harber as saying.
“I get a text on Mother’s Day and a text on my birthday,” she said.
“It has been like this since Jess came on the scene.”
Last year Johnson moved to Perth to be with Ms Bratich, who has become one of Australia’s most popular WAGs and recently featured on the cover of Ralph magazine. Ms Harbour said she was disappointed Cricket Australia paid for Ms Bratich to travel around the world with Johnson on tour while she was not given the same opportunity.
I was recently reading an aricle on Cleo titled: “Why Brad Pitt’s mum prefers Jen”. Probably a load of crap but it got my attention anway. Ex partners are funny things. If you get along people think you’re strange, if you don’t get along people think you are being petty. So basically you’re in a no win situation right?
Maybe it’s my split personality but I often waver between the 2 and constantly change my opinion on the subject.
This is what the article had to say:
“It’s an age old question that plagues even the best of us — what happens if you win Mr Right’s heart but not his mum’s? In the latest instalment of the Aniston vs Jolie debate, a source has revealed that Brad Pitt’s mum still prefers his ex wife Jennifer Aniston. Now! magazine has reported that Brad’s mother, Jane Pitt, still thinks of Jen as her ideal “daughter-in-law”. (Ouch!)
“Jane’s seen, first hand, how difficult Angelina is,” a source revealed. “She never comes to visit the family in Missouri and is always prickly on the rare occasions they have got together.” “Jennifer was the total opposite – charming, friendly and the perfect daughter-in-law. She always made time to be an active part of the family, whereas Angie just turns her nose up.”
And if you think this is awkward, it gets worse. An insider of the Pitt family has told the magazine that Jen “remains an active part of the family” and continues to contact Jane Pitt “at least a couple of times a week”, never missing a birthday or a special occasion. We’re beginning to understand why Ange has been sending Jennifer Aniston angry texts to “back off”…
So after reading this I can see both sides, but of course if you’re on one of the sides experiencing the situation you’re opinion would be different. I have indeed been in Angelina’s situation, not to the same extent according the above reports! But when someone has spent a long time with someone I guess it’s only natural for them to stay in touch with the family. But on the other hand how does that make the new person feel, while they’re still getting to know their other half’s family this other person is still hanging around.
I’ve heard nice stories of how people are great friends with their ex’s and are their new partner is friends with them too and I’ve also heard horror stories about ex’s who cause nothing but trouble!
My opinion, that’s what we’re all here for right! If you’re lucky enough to have the nice situation and not the horror story one then there’s nothing wrong with being friendly, but if you have to, stand your ground!
The moral of this story? I think I just really wanted an excuse to post a picture of Brad Pitt on here!!