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Mitt Romney loves to show off his grandchildren on the campaign trail, and as of yesterday, he has two more babies to kiss! Romney's son Tagg announced via Twitter, complete with a "twitpic," the arrival of Mitt and Ann's grandchildren number 17 and 18:
"Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle."
Interestingly, Tagg and his wife Jen became parents to their new twins the same way they welcomed their son Jonathan, through a gestational surrogate. Clearly, the presidential contender's son and daughter-in-law aren't the first couple to struggle with fertility issues or turn to technology to have children. All the more reason why this is a development that will resonate with women who have dealt with infertility, going a long way to humanize the Romney clan and make them more relatable.
While the Mormon church takes a somewhat disapproving attitude toward the use of surrogates, it ultimately leaves the final decision to individual church members.
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