Friday, January 30, 2009
I feel like I'm amongst friends here. This is the Trust Tree, right? I can say stuff without people threatening to punch me in the face. Or at least, if you do say something, I can't hear it.
Let's talk octuplets, mkay?
Now before I go off on one of my well documented rants let me make the following disclaimer:
I, in now way, think that the government has the right to tell you how many kids you can have (I'm looking at you, Nancy P.). I am also not against any form of fertility treatment (for those who need it). I also understand that people are private citizens and do not necessarily deserve to be judged by others. But I'm going to judge someone in about 3...
I have a major MAJOR problem with Octuplet Lady. She already has six kids. She lives with her parents. She's single. She did fertility treatments. Now I don't know the full story. There could be more going on here. But let me explain why this angers me.
Two days ago I got registration in the mail for the March of Dimes. We need to be trying to stop birth defects, babies born to early and the like NOT getting women pregnant with eight babies. Eight babies who can be born with a whole host of problems that can last a lifetime. Humans weren't made to carry litters. WE JUST WEREN'T! If she wanted a large family, that's fine. But it's not fair to do so at the expense of your babies.
The lady already has six kids! And she is single! So the kids don't even have a dad. Yes, they have grandparents, I get it. But I'm just going to say what I'm thinking: I find this whole situation incredible irresponsible. The doctor is irresponsible for agreeing to treat her with fertility treatments. She is irresponsible for doing this to her babies.
And one more thing:
I love you very much but I will never let you and your 14 children move in with me.
What do you guys think, am I way off? Do I need to be talked down?
*Quote taken from President...talking about Wall Street...but I found it fitting.
Edited to add: Obviously someone agrees with me. Just saw this article on yahoo!