On Friday, British columnist Ashley Pearson, who had her first child at 41, described her discomfort about being part of a recent BBC radio program debating whether older mothers are selfish. "Despite my near-visceral reaction that the question is just plain silly, apparently many people still think so. A recent study showed that a staggering 70% of women over the age of 55 are opposed to and uncomfortable with women having babies in their 40s," she wrote. While the panel consisted of three women and one man, she says the last word was given to the male MP who had his proverbial knickers in a twist about fertility rates; "[he said] and that while some women can have babies later in life, most can't. And that you better get on with it then, hadn't you? On that depressing note, we closed the show."
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