Slippery Slope

1/31/2009 10:55:00 AM
I've tried to stray away from writing a judgmental post about the 33-year-old California woman who recently gave birth to octuplets. (Latest article here.) But it's time to write something.

She has six children.
The children are all aged 2-7.
She lives with her parents.
She has no partner.
All were conceived via in vitro, including the octuplets.
She works at a fertility clinic.
In the latest article, her Mom called her out and said she's been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager.

(NOTE: All of the items above are understandable and ok - it's just that when they're all meshed together in that one woman - it gets a little...weird.)

Come. on.

I have so many questions/thoughts:

1.) How has she afforded in vitro seven (maybe more?) times? Is she stealing it? Somehow? I want to see the paper trail.
2.) She's no Michelle Duggar. This is different. She has a problem.
3.) She works in a Fertility clinic. Ok, that's like an alcoholic working as a bartender.
4.) I read in one article that it will take approximately 25 million to raise these children over the course of a lifetime. HOW is she going to do that?
5.) How could a doctor, in good conscience, go through with her seventh in-vitro?
6.) Perhaps she should consider the alternate profession of being a surrogate?
7.) Single folks across the country get denied constantly by adoption agencies in their quest to have ONE child. This single woman can becoming pregnant utilizing medical technology how many times? This is ok?

I'm just so disturbed about this on so many levels.

Accountability is the key.
I cannot wait to see what unravels...

Another good article here.


  1. ugh... she's trying to get money out of Oprah.

  2. i am so happy to see that i'm not the only one who was disturbed by this story.

    for this woman's mom to say she was "obsessed" with having kids...well, that just makes me cringe. obsession is not a reason to have babies. it's a reason to see a psychiatrist, perhaps.

    i ranted about it on my blog too....

  3. Attention, this lady just wants attention and free stuff. Probably watches the Duggars and Jon & Kate and wants that popularity.

    I think it is horrible and she should NOT have been allowed to have that many eggs and done that many times through in vitro. I mean are there rules on how all that works and are there qualifications or a process she needs to undergo?! Like you said, suspicious.


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