While some would call the medical advances that allowed the unnamed woman to reportedly become the "oldest woman to give birth in Australia" a miracle, Gannon calls it "madness."
The woman used IVF and a donor embryo to conceive with her 78-year-old partner, and while the child was born prematurely by cesarean section, her and the mother are both reportedly doing well.
Gannon has his supporters and detractors on the issue. The Herald Sun quotes an expert on the subject, professor Gab Kovacs from Monash University, who says, "Our bodies weren't designed to have children in our 60s. I don't think any... responsible IVF unit in Australia would treat someone of that age."
He also echoes Gannon in saying "that child will need looking after in 20 years, and there's a possibility she won't be able to do that."
Others point out a double standard from Gannon—the father's 78. Where's the outcry about his responsibilities?
The oldest known woman to give birth is believed to be Daljinder Kaur, who was at least 70.