Funke Akindele-Bello’s Twins, Not God’s Intervention
-Gay Rights Activist, Bisi Alimi
Controversial gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has expressed his confusion as to why Nigerians and especially intellectuals are thanking God about the birth of actress, Funke Akindele-Bello’s twins when it’s clear she had IVF.
He wrote on Facebook, “I am going to make additional post about the IVF case and I will shut up. I have seen reactions from a lot of Nigerians about the case of Funke and God’s intervention and after really trying to understand the thinking behind it, I came to this conclusion, and I think it will be the same conclusion you will come to, if this process of reasoning is adopted scientifically.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro (“in glass”). The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. After the fertilised egg (zygote) undergoes embryo culture for 2–6 days, it is implanted in the same or another woman’s uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.Interaction with an issue normalises it.
What do I mean by that? So I live in a country where there are increasing numbers of kids born via IVF. It is not strange and it is not a big deal.It doesn’t mean Nigerians are stupid, it just means some things are beyond their grasp and they can only be explained as a miracle.”