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Joe Francis' Girlfriend Pregnant With Genetically-Modified Twin Girls

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In what is one of the creepiest and most disturbing pregnancy announcements of all time, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and his girlfriend Abbey Wilson said they opted for IVF because they wanted to choose the sex of their babies so that people will finally just fucking get it already that he "loves, respects and admires" females.

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For real.

"We chose to have girls. I believe people will finally understand my love, respect and admiration for women. I love girls."

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Ugh.

There was no implication in the couple's statement that Wilson, who is only 26, could not get pregnant naturally. Instead, she said that, along with choosing the sex of their babies, they also decided to go with IVF because "we wanted them to be healthy and free of genetic diseases."

The couple didn't say when Wilson is due, but there is already speculation that each infant will receive a Girls Gone Wild T-shirt upon arrival.

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vanillabean48
vanillabean48

If they exercised sex selection via PGD & IVF, how is that considered "genetically modified"? Was a Y chromosome removed from a blastocyst and replaced with a X chromosome? It sounds like sex selection via PGD rather than genetic modification.

Instead, she said that, along with choosing the sex of their babies, they also decided to go with IVF because "we wanted them to be healthy and free of genetic diseases."

Great, so they screened for known genetic diseases whose sequences are known and identified, but that does not 100% assure that your child will be "healthy and free of genetic diseases". Take that from a molecular geneticist who actually had whole exome sequencing performed on herself, her husband and a previous fetus that had congenital abnormalities.