'Baby God': HBO documentary detailing Dr Quincy Fortier's abusive past leaves viewers 'sickened'
The documentary reveals that not only did he use his own semen to artificially impregnate women, but he also happened to do so to women who just wanted a checkup from him
HBO's latest documentary 'Baby God' has viewers stunned with its many shocking revelations about the once celebrated medical professional Dr Quincy Fortier. The Nevada fertility specialist had worked all his life for the community, helping one and all whether it was someone who needed their tooth pulled or needed artificial insemination. Only Fortier was actually a wolf in sheep's clothing, he was hardly the most trusting of doctors out there.
The documentary reveals that not only did he use his own semen to artificially impregnate women, but he also happened to do so to women who just wanted a checkup from him. As Hannah Olson's 'Baby God' digs even deeper, it makes more revelations about Fortier's abuse of power, position, knowledge and expertise. Fortier also abused and molested his own children. Quincy Fortier Jr makes an appearance in the documentary film and narrates in complete (painful) detail of what his father used to do.
"#BabyGod #HBOMax Hold up! This Dorothy deal... he was getting women pregnant that WEREN'T there to BECOME pregnant?" a viewer tweeted. "I’m stunned and sickened by @HBO #babygod. Connie’s story was so awful. I hope everyone affected finds peace," another added. Many are outraged that despite these several accounts of violation and abuse, Dr Quincy Fortier was good till he died. "That’s insane to me ....never lost his license and was in good standing before he did. Man! May God have mercy on his soul. And I pray for those he fathered leave a peaceful healthy life. I don’t know if I could. Just wow ! #BabyGod."
That’s insane to me ....never lost his license and was in good standing before he did. Man! May God have mercy on his soul. And I pray for those he fathered leave a peaceful healthy life. I don’t know if I could. Just wow ! #BabyGod— ♌ ✭ (@LionHeart_214) December 3, 2020
'Baby God' not only follows the chain of violation and abuse that Dr Quincy Fortier left behind even decades after his death, but it also raises questions about the adoption and childbirth. Some deem the whole situation ironic. "Ironic because these people wanted children, and got them. Because it wasn’t just about wanting a child, it was about couples wanting a biological child specifically. Nothing else would do. Because if it was only about having and raising a child they could adopt right? But that’s not what they wanted, they wanted their baby, not a baby. I guess they got half their wish," a viewer wrote on Reddit, adding, "Now I definitely don’t condone that monster, because what he did is beyond horrific. But I also don’t look fondly on fertility treatment when there are so many children that could be given homes and families. So to me, it’s like tragic irony, that so many lives were corrupted in the pursuit of having a biological child."
The documentary is currently streaming on HBO Max. On-demand, it will be available on Thursday, December 3, 2020.