Sen Kennedy invokes Bill Cosby to explain trans couple forcing newborn to suck man’s chest for milk

A docuseries on Facebook is getting a lot of attention after featuring a transgender couple who tried to get their newborn baby to latch to the male-identifying-as-female parent’s chest.

“9 Months With Courtney Cox” is a Facebook-based show that documents the oftentimes unpredictable world of pregnancy and childbirth. As families tell their stories, critics claim that a notedly left-wing agenda began to emerge when two transgender people and their unexpected pregnancy were followed.

During the recording of the episode, Ahanu, female-to-male, and her partner Petrona, male-to-female, attempted to coax their infant child to suck on Petrona’s chest, despite the fact that they were not getting any milk.

“The baby has been able to latch, but I’ve not been able to produce any milk,” they said, despite receiving treatments aimed at stimulating lactation. “Being able to even be a part of a process where I’m trying to create milk and my body, it makes me feel very excited. I’m this baby’s mother, so by doing this it’s helping me feel really connected to the pregnancy.”

Conservative Matt Walsh condemned the “madness” of the family:

Throughout the episode, the couple expressed displeasure with the medical system that they say didn’t take their opinions or needs into account.

“They didn’t even speak to me,” Ahanu claimed.

“I just felt like they just made assumptions, making an assumption from the very beginning without even asking our names, not asking the thing about us,” Petrona said. As a result, they chose an at-home birth to reduce the “trauma” of the situation.

They also called being assigned gender at birth “violent” and lamented that The DC Department of Health’s Vital Records wouldn’t allow them to officially designate their child as non-binary, or any option outside of male or female.

“The gender binary was very violent, and growing up I had a gender assigned to me and it caused me a lot of unnecessary trauma,” Ahanu whined. “…It’s very lonely and isolating. Like I know [my parents] could do more.”

“I’m very uncomfortable with [labeling sex on a birth certificate],” Petrona noted. “There’s no medical benefits to knowing anything about a baby’s genitals. It is really unfortunate that that’s where the medical system is…all we are trying to do is let our baby tell us who they are.”

They also struggled with understanding that their families wouldn’t be happy with the way they were raising their child, with Petrona actually saying of their family: “their minds are filled with Christian supremacy” and claiming they are “trapped.”

“They’re stuck. There’s no escape. They’re trapped and to me, that’s really sad. I do not know if anybody other than my mother knows that we’re expecting a baby. It’s really sad because they’re missing out.”

People had a lot to say about the episode, and very little of it was complementary:

Senator Kennedy weighed in on Fox News Tuesday, calling social media giants nauseously woke. “I trust them like I trust Bill Cosby as a bartender,” he joked.


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