If you’re a female who’s never had sex, you don’t have to worry about doctors finding a 40 year old fetus in your body
Evangelical, biblical gender complementarian, and Southern Baptist Christians perpetuate the stereotypes that married people and parents are more mature, responsible, and godly than the unmarried and childless.
Hmm, I wonder, then, if one subscribes to those views, does carrying around a 40 year old dead fetus make a woman more godly and mature than a female like myself who has never had sex or been pregnant? LOL.
I ask that question only to highlight the absurdity and unbiblical nature of Christian assumptions about marriage, parenting vs. singleness and childlessness.
When an 82-year-old Colombian woman presented to a hospital with stomach pains on Monday, doctors made a chilling discovery about what was causing her discomfort. She had been carrying a calcified fetus for the past 40 years.
According to a report in the Telegraph, doctors at Bogota’s Tunjuelito Hospital originally thought the woman was suffering from gastro-enteritis – a form of diarrhea. But when an ultrasound came back negative for the disease, doctors ordered an abdominal X-ray which ultimately located the fetus.
The woman’s condition is the result of a medical phenomenon known as lithopedion, in which a fetus develops – and dies – outside of the uterus in the abdominal cavity. If development stops and the fetus is too large to be absorbed into the body, it eventually calcifies outside the uterus to protect the mother from dead tissue.