Before reading on, check out the story on the mother of the new octuplets…
When I first read about this mother-of-8, the media had yet to release the name or any other information about her- so I refrained from ranting until getting all the facts. Now I have them. My response?
Vomit vomit vomit fucking VOMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is complete and utter bullshit on so many levels that I don’t even know where to begin. There is no excuse for this, and I see having this many babies at once (or having this many babies PERIOD) as irresponsible to the degree of neglect, and should be punishable as such. And then to read that the mother of these new babies has 6 other children, no job, lives with her parents, and is psychologically unstable… and a fertility doctor went ahead and loaded her up with embryos anyways? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????
Let’s put this disgusting individual lady aside, and look at how many children one family should have. I can’t say what the exact number of kids per couple should be- but over 10 is WAY too many. There are over 6 and a half BILLION people on this planet… do we really need more? Really?? It’s selfish and grotesquely narcissistic for someone to think they are so spectacular that they need to reproduce their genetic code that many times. It honestly makes me ill. I have 1 child. The amount of time, money, energy, work, and attention that 1 child needs is intense…. but fully necessary. And every child born deserves that amount of time, energy, work and attention in order to grow into a healthy and functioning adult. Every child you have cuts that amount of time and attention down, and doubles the work load (and the expenses). These aren’t puppies or kittens we’re talking about… they’re people. And their emotional and psychological growth depends on the parents. So when a couple decides to have litters of children- how are they going to keep a thumb on the development of each one and have the time to give special attention that is so vital to every single one of those kids? They can’t. Even if they have the financial resources for 1 of the parents to stay at home with the kids all day- that’s still too many kids. In a day care center, BY LAW there needs to be 1 adult for every 3-4 kids. So how, by law, is it appropriate for there to be 1 parent to 14 or 16 or even 18 kids (like those sick demented fuckers the Duggars). Yes, I know that alot of the Duggar kids are now older and can care for themselves, but what about when they were little? How much attention did they get? And what about this tragedy of a human who just had 8 babies, with 6 already at home (all 6 are under the age of 7, one of them being autistic). That’s 14 children all under the age of 7, and a special needs child being raised by a single parent. Yes, these children will be neglected. And this is a tragedy. My mom was an only child, so she wanted alot of kids. But my parents have common sense, and knew that creating alot of kids on their own was socially irresponsible. So they wanted to have 2, and adopt 2. My older brother and I were adopted, then they had my little brother… and then they said “woah… ok… that’s enough!!”. My mom has told me that you should only have as many kids as you have hands… because the one who’s hand your not holding at all times is running with scissors in traffic towards that stranger with candy. 2 hands = 2 kids. That makes sense to me! (and on a global scale, with overpopulation being the #1 cause of all our environmental problems, it makes even more sense).
What about the doctors who allowed Nadya Suleman (the octuplet’s mother) to get in vitro fertilization, without any regard for her mental state of mind or her current financial ability to care for these kids? Her own mother has publicly announced that Nadya is mentally unstable- so why didn’t the doctors take the time to find this out? Their job is to make sure this woman has kids… so doesn’t it make sense that they should take a few minutes before embarking on this task to make sure that she’s MENTALLY FIT to have more kids? Or at least financially prepared to take this on (Nadya is currently unemployed and lives with her parents)? And how is it responsible to allow her to carry ALL 8 babies when she already has 6 at home? Is it really that big of a deal to pluck a few of them out once realizing that all the eggs stuck? I don’t care what your stance on abortion is… it is NOT GOD’S WILL or natural in any way for 1 woman to carry and give birth to 8 babies at one time (which is why it took a team of 46 doctors to deliver them). Why are the guidelines for adopting a baby that is already born and waiting for a family stricter than the guidelines for undergoing insane medical treatments for creating a herd of babies? If Nadya went to an adoption agency and told them she wanted to adopt more babies- after glancing at her current situation (already having too many kids and not having any income), they would laugh and slam the door in her face because she’s not fit to care for any more. So why didn’t the fertility doctors take the time to investigate this? I would think that the mere fact that after 6 kids, she would want to be a single parent to more would throw up some red flags. AND HOW DID SHE PAY FOR THE FERTILITY TREATMENTS????!!!! That shit isn’t cheap.
This should be considered a crime. Nadya’s own mother sees it as such. All 14 of those children are going to suffer and have difficult lives because their nut-job of a mother couldn’t stop making babies. Shame on Nadya Suleman; shame on every one of the doctors who helped her create horrible futures for these babies; shame on Nadya’s family for not intervening in this situation before she created a dozen + new lives to care for when they KNEW she wasn’t right in the head; and if there is a God, I hope to hell it gives these new babies a little extra attention- because they sure as fuck aren’t going to get it at home. ALL her kids are going to need all the help they can get.
And Oprah had better not give this lady a dime, or an ounce of praise. Seriously.