"I say to everybody now: People, we do need help. Do not punish my daughter for what she had done and and do not punish the babies, because they were given by God."
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have not chimed in until now...
Because in the end, it's not my business how many babies a woman decides to have, regardless of her decision making and likely mental state.
However, this quote from her father on Oprah:
is what drives me the craziest about women who have ridiculously large numbers of babies all at one time.
To be clear: while one might consider all children a gift from God in the loosest sense of the world, I think he'd be pretty pissed to be accused of having anyting to do with Octomom's latest foray into parenting.
It's like women who knowingly implant a lot of embryos and then say it's God's decision how many survive. Really, if God is in control and that's why you can't selectively reduce, then God is also in control when you can't have your singleton and that's why you shouldn't do fertility treatments. A moral objection to selective reduction is one thing. Claiming that having 8 babies in one uterus is God's will is an entirely different thing.