Saturday, January 31, 2009

This Whole Thing is Screwed Up

Follow-up to yesterday's crap. From the latest AP article:
The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager
Her daughter's obsession with children caused Angela Suleman considerable stress, so she sought help from a psychologist, who told her to order her daughter out of the house. "Maybe she wouldn't have had so many kids then, but she is a grown woman," Angela Suleman said. "I feel responsible and I didn't want to throw her out."
"She told me that all of her kids were through in vitro, and I said 'Gosh, how can you afford that and go to school at the same time?"' she added. "And she said it's because she got paid for it."
The news that the octuplets' mother already had six children sparked an ethical debate. Some medical experts were disturbed to hear that she was offered fertility treatment, and troubled by the possibility that she was implanted with so many embryos.
Now I'm all for large families, my wife and I have 9 children, but this is just all messed up on many different levels. There is no family here either for the mother or for her children, the mother sounds like she has mental/emotional issues, someone is funding her behavior, and the medical community is aiding and abetting the whole thing. This sure sounds like the ultimate welfare mother story.

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