I wish that this story was one of my little parodies. Sadly, it isn't........it's a true story.
Back in 2008, when the Huffington Post first published an article on Ed Houben - along with this interview - Houben had "fathered" 46 children, mostly via artificial insemination as a sperm donor. Now, according to an article in Der Spiegel, he has 86 children with 10 more on the way.
Originally, Houben would simply donate his sperm to Dutch sperm banks. After four years, he had donated enough for 25 children and could no longer legally donate sperm in Holland. Ironically, Houben was still a virgin at the time.
Not wanting to give up his life as a sperm donor, Houben found a way of coming in contact with women wanting children. Some were single, heterosexual women who were having problems finding "Mr. Right", some were married women with infertile husbands, while some were lesbians who wanted children.
Houben even has a website and Facebook page. The photo comes from his website.
When reading his story at Der Spiegel, it should be obvious to any thinking person that Houben has psychological problems. Houben and the women who've made use of his "service" believe that he's doing a good thing. I'm sure he may have good intentions, but we all know the cliche about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions.
If anything, everyone involved in this tragedy is in need of our prayers.