Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

There's startling news out of Nebraska where a 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter, Uma. Cecile Eledge served as a surrogate for her homosexual son who was also the sperm donor.  Eledge's daughter donated the eggs. So Baby Uma's mother and grandmother are one in the same. And legally, Uma's father is actually her grandmother's son.  If this sounds confusing, it is. Conservative commentator Rod Dreher strongly criticized the whole affair. “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are instinctively horrified by this, and those who think it is a glorious thing what money, technology and a willingness to break taboos can bring about."  Dreher said "We are creating chaos, and calling it civilization. When the money runs out, or the technology fails, we will live with the consequences of our hubris.”