Isn’t that just precious? Another mother trying to get her own TV show on Lifetime (Or whatever channel does all of the “big brood” shows). Although they have not announced it, bet your bottom dollar that this was a fertility drug induced “miracle”. So, before you go all “Praise the Lord” on me, you need to be praising Merck, GlaxoSmithKline or whoever came up with the drug. There is nothing about this that is remotely “natural”.
Dr. Richard Paulson, director of the fertility program at the USC, says that the litter could suffer serious health issues such as neurological damage and breathing issues. He goes on to say that having 8 children at once is very risky and would not recommend it under any circumstances.
But, as we all know, none of this is about the children…it is about the parents. They want what they want and to hell with the implications and risks. Yet another selfish couple that show absolutely no restraint. If you have read my previous posts on this type of subject, you will know that I am sick of this type of behavior.
Of course I hope that the children are healthy. I also hope that the parents are able to financially and emotionally support the 8 kids. Not because I care about the parents, because I don’t. But I do care about the kids who had no say in this matter.
And I have a question. Who exactly is paying for the 46 hospital staff and 4 delivery rooms that were used to accomplish this miracle of science? I am sure it is some nameless, faceless insurance company. Said another way, you and I will pay. Insurance companies never take a loss on such things. We will also foot the bill for the minimum 2 month stay that each child will have in the hospital.
And how many wannabe mothers are going to hear this story and hope that they too can have an instant Quiverfull? Between celebrity babies, TV shows with large broods and now this, women are probably dropping eggs at a record pace. “Ooh…I want one too!!!”
This leads me to a bigger overall point. Ladies, a baby is not a pet or something that you are owed. It is a privilege. For once in your life, consider the needs of the child first. What would be best for him or her? Are you ready to commit everything you have to protect the interests of that child? Is there a financial and emotional support system in place to take care of this child?
Every day, committed parents have children and all is right with the world. On the same day, some babies are being dumped into a trash can or cooked in a microwave because the “plan”, that never really existed, collapses. Do the right thing. The movie Juno was funny…but not really.