All over the blogosphere people are discussing the California woman who gave birth to 8 babies. The media was quick to call it a miracle, but it seems it only took a few hours before bloggers, journalists, and doctors began to seriously question the mother’s intentions. It seems crazy enough to want 8 kids at once, but now rumor has it that the mom is single, living with her parents in a 2 bedroom house, and already has six kids (all under the age of 7 nonetheless).
If you want to be entertained (or appalled), I recommend reading the comments section on articles discussing this woman. You’ll see a variety of viewpoints expressed, from those who think we should just leave this woman alone, to those who think the government should mandate how many kids a person can have and restrict who can receive fertility treatments.
I guess I fall somewhere in the middle. Read the rest of this entry »