The octuplet mom has been getting a lot of press lately and while I mostly do not care what people do with their uteri (is that the plural?), I am kind of freaked out by the backlash against this woman thanks to this article.
Maybe it is the timing with the recession and people worrying more about their own resources, but I kind of think this is insane. Are people really making DEATH THREATS against this woman? Jesus people, you watch the Duggars and Jon and Kate, Plus 8, both of whom I find to be repugnant, resource-sucking uterus exploiting weirdos. So why all the hate on this woman?
I get that she can't afford to raise the kids, but is she really the first psycho to make bad parenting choices? The idea that these 8 kids will receive no resources, that people have pledged to boycott any product that donates to this poor woman, is pretty depressing. Am I the only one who thinks these kids ought to have diapered bums? How else are they going to get them when this family so clearly cannot afford them?
This woman has mental issues, it is clear. I wish she would give up some of these babies, but this is not our decision, people. What happens in someone else's uterus is (gasp) none of our damn business. If it were, and if I were in control, you'd better believe the number of babies born each year would dramatically decline. There would be no teen moms, no moms who had not passed parenting tests. Or better yet, let's let my husband decide. He thinks all people should be sterilized at birth and then have to pass a series of tests and get a parenting license before they can get the procedure reversed. How is that for an Orwellian future?
Look, I am not defending this woman and her despicable actions. Who could? But I am defending these poor babies who do exist and I am so sick of the mob mentality my fellow citizens like to take on when things like this come up. Take your pitchforks and head over to the Duggars. It seems they are teaching some screwed up values involving horrific hair and sewing projects gone awry.