Not that you missed the big jaw-dropper of this cover, but if you did let me repeat it here for you:
No! Angelina rode in on her shining Us Weekly chariot and in ALL CAPS proclaimed that IT WAS IN VITRO! Yes! Score another one for the IF team! Another public figure is helping to shed the undeserved stigma of infertility! Yes!
No. Copied from an article preview on the Us Weekly website:
The actress chose the procedure (which can cost around $12,000 a pop)
so “she wouldn’t have to deal with the stress of trying to get
pregnant,” the source tells Us. “She could just knock it out.
Indeed, Jolie has spoken about her goal to do just that.
“If we’re going to have 10 kids, we’d like to raise them while we’re young,” she told Elle U.K. last year.
To be fair, these are the words of an unknown source and not Angelina herself. Still, this poor choice of words minimalizes the causes, the struggles, and the heartaches that bring most people to IVF. It also delivers the notion that once the stick shows two pinks, there is nothing left to worry about and you’re automatically that much closer to building your personal ten-kid United Colors of Benetton advertisement.
Before I whip out the full arsenal of my shamelessly judgmental opinions, I’d like to give Brangelina the benefit of the doubt and read the entire article. Still, my hopes aren’t set too high and I think I might cringe my way through the entire piece.