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Doesn't This Hurt?

Originally, I had no interest in this story, but, as more details came out, I have to ask:

Does anybody else find it a tad creepy that a woman, who has already given birth to six children through in-vitro, just had another eight?

This woman is unmarried, and incapable of having children the "old fashioned" way. Now she has FOURTEEN children, via in-vitro, done by the same doctors.

How in the hell is this woman going to care for, nurture, educate and pay for these children. Her mother, Angela Suleman, who is currently taking care of her daughter's six children, has already said that she is through helping with raising the kids.

Good for her.

The daughter is nuts.


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Excuuuuuuuse me! But if she... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Excuuuuuuuse me! But if she is unmarried, already has six, exactly what kind of doctor imbeds an additional "eggs" into said welfare candidate?

WALL STREET IS OUT OF CONTROL? ?

Seems to me that the whole friggin world is out of control and I just can't seem to understand the mindset of the people ruling my life. Or should I say "ruining" my life?

Damn Sam, life is sucking big time on my side of the street. I really seem to be out of step with the rest of the world.

She didn't have sextuplets.... (Below threshold)
mcg Author Profile Page:

She didn't have sextuplets. She had six other kids, ages 2-7, two of them twins. All of them conceived via IVF. Yes it's creepy.

The doctor(s) who did this-... (Below threshold)
Diane C. Russell:

The doctor(s) who did this--not the innocent taxpayers--should be forced to pay for raising the kids.

Exactly. Medical malpractic... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Exactly. Medical malpractice. This is a joke beyond understandging. Even her mother says she is obsessed. ww

mcg,Thanks for the... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

mcg,

Thanks for the correction.

Hard to keep track of all these kids!

Shawn

Don't worry...all of us wil... (Below threshold)
Muzart1:

Don't worry...all of us will take care of them...just like we do the rest of the lowlife on this planet. Let's spread the wealth!

"The daughter is nuts,"... (Below threshold)
Marc:

"The daughter is nuts," as is her Momma and Papa (who's incidentally headed to Iraq as a contractor) as enablers of this.

Maybe she thinks she'll get... (Below threshold)

Maybe she thinks she'll get a show on TLC. Having kids is a sport now. It can be very lucrative.
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Medical malpractice indeed.... (Below threshold)
tyree:

Medical malpractice indeed. We told everyone a long, long time ago that there would be severe negative societal impact from the "War on Poverty" and we were right. A married couple gives up the right to hundreds of thousands of dollars of aid that is available to unmarried women. We have allowed Nancy Pelosi's "Culture of Corruption" to corrupt the American people.

You know, the joke over at ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

You know, the joke over at uberfeminazi "Feministing.com" is that it's "a vagina, not a clown car"

I note the awesome volume of crickets on this topic over there...

This story is just bizarre.... (Below threshold)
Sue in Ohio:

This story is just bizarre. What in the world is wrong with the doctors? I agree with #3 - let the doctors support the kids.

I understand that she also ... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

I understand that she also lives with her parents. Super sponge!

Hmm...and I thought raising... (Below threshold)

Hmm...and I thought raising two was challenging enough. If the movie Parenthood was right and a complicated life is just like riding a roller coaster, then this woman has serious thrill issues.

As usual the sentiment is t... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

As usual the sentiment is that there's got to be some man to blame this on. Some think it's the fertility doctor, some think it's the grandpa for being an enabler, and some say it's the sperm donor. However, when it comes to having kids the law is moot on who can have them and how many; relying on biology alone to set limits. Yes, she loves children, but that's not yet a crime.

The mother is well educated with a bachelor's degree in child development and she's working on her masters. Maybe she can get a deal writing a book and money for interviews. With money she can contact Al Gore and purchase absolution for her extravagant lifestyle of having 14 kids (what's the carbon offset for having a kid?) I wouldn't judge her too harshly just yet.

Simple answer, she's going ... (Below threshold)
glenn:

Simple answer, she's going to stick those of us who create wealth with the bill. Ditto the Doctors. Thanks suckers.

Bill OReilly featured this ... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Bill OReilly featured this story on his show last week, including an interview with an ob-gyn, who raised questions about the ethics of the doctor who implanted the embryos. This woman and her 14 children live in a small home, and it's hard to see how anyone, even with the help of her parents, could adequately care for this many small children at one time. Most large families are acquired gradually, so the older children can help with the younger ones. I don't recall anything being reported on her economic status or how she financed the cost of fertility treatment, which is quite expensive, but like some other posters, i am concerned that her medical bills and the cost of raising her brood will be borne by the taxpayers.

Mac, I understand your will... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Mac, I understand your willingness to withhold judgment on this woman, but....

As soon as I heard of this, I started looking for information so as not to be so judgmental myself. Nadya does have a bachelor's degree and did begin to work toward her master's, but stopped attending school last spring. She hasn't worked either. She's been living with her parents. I'd be interested too in knowing who is paying for her education, who is paying this enormous doctor and hospital bill and who is going to feed and care for 14 children from this day forward.

Now she's looking for quite the tidy sum to give interviews. Yet, it's been reiterated in several articles that she didn't do it for fame or riches.

Her body, her choice.... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Her body, her choice.

And thanks to creeping socialism we're all on the hook financially for her indiscretion.

Not to worry, I'm sure additional aid for single mothers who choose in-vitro pregnancy is buried in the so-called stimulus bill somewhere...

Baron Von Ottomatic <... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Baron Von Ottomatic

Have to agree. Everything about this is creepy. However who would care if the specter of Public assistance were not involved. I worry soon there will be the China policy of x number of children and then force abortions. Her body, her eggs if we would allow people to live with the consequences of their decisions maybe they would make better ones.

The other thing that I do not like are doctors who are willing to make diagnose and offer comments on people with out even one real interview. There hacks and do more damage than good. Of course the press has to use them because if they did talk with her it would violate the ethics.

I hope her children grow up OK.

Me too hcddbz I am concern... (Below threshold)
MF:

Me too hcddbz I am concerned about the children

So many eggs! So little tim... (Below threshold)
Brad Fry:

So many eggs! So little time!

Baron, I agree with you alm... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Baron, I agree with you almost all the time, but it may be her body, but the doctor had to do something to it. He is complicit. ww

I was being facetious, Will... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I was being facetious, Willie...

We have reached six billion... (Below threshold)

We have reached six billion people doing it the old fashioned way. I'm not judging her for the number of kids. I'm the fourth of nine and we had a family in our neighborhood with 14. The method is another matter. I feel sorry for folks who can not conceive normally. However, that doesn't mean we need to do weird stuff to make babies.

My bad. Regrets. ww... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

My bad. Regrets. ww

Don't forget, 'It takes a V... (Below threshold)
Boogliodemus:

Don't forget, 'It takes a Village'!




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