The Octuplet Controversy!

I guess 6 kids just wasn’t enough for the mom who filed for bankruptcy & abandoned her home 18 months ago! Instead of figuring out the best way to take care of her existing kids,this lady made the decision to have even more babies.And it wasn’t accidental,either.Although she filed for bankruptcy, she must have paid to have those embryos implanted.Now,she’s had octupulets,which means she’s got 14 kids to raise. Why would someone claiming to be so broke that they have to file for bankruptcy have 8 more kids? Did I mention she lives at home with her parents? What in the world was she thinking? Here’s more on this from NBC Bay Area:

Suleman said her daughter had embryos implanted last year, and after finding out she was pregnant with multiple babies was given the option by doctors of selectively reducing the number of embryos. The woman declined.

What do you suggest she should have done? She refused to have them killed,” Suleman told the Times. “That is a very painful thing.”

Dr. Harold Henry said the woman was already pregnant when she came to Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, and she was counseled about the risks of her pregnancy and on the option of aborting some of the fetuses. Doctors had been expecting only seven babies, but an eighth was born in the cesarean delivery.

Dr. Mandhir Gupta said seven of the babies were breathing without assistance. One was still receiving oxygen through a tube in his nose.

Seven of the infants were being tube-fed donated breast milk. One of the boys was expected to begin feedings Friday.

All babies continued to receive an intravenous nutritional combination. They were expected to remain in the hospital for several more weeks.

Some fertility specialists have said the children face increased health risks because they are octuplets and born nine weeks premature. At birth, they ranged between 1 pound, 8 ounces (0.45 kilograms) and 3 pounds, 4 ounces (1.36 kilograms).

Doctors say they advise against higher-order births, but acknowledge the decision is not theirs to make.

Who am I to say that six is the limit?” said Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, medical director of Fertility Institutes, which has clinics in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City. “There are people who like to have big families.”

Dr. James Grifo, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, added: “I don’t think it’s our job to tell them how many babies they’re allowed to have. I am not a policeman for reproduction in the United States. My role is to educate patients.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mom-of-Octuplets-Lives-with-Parents-Has-6-Other-Kids.html

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  1. Cynthia S.

    Are they creating their own inhouse “cells”? She’s educated, yet she’s been paid to have 14 children. What are the conditions? Who’s paying her and even more so who was the doctor/fertility clinic? Someone from Iraq, perhaps? This family and their friend tried to keep their faces out of the press. Americans think very differently than those from the Middle East. They have no problem with long term goals: planning, educating and implementation. They have no problems with human sacrafice. How many more women from the Middle East are being paid to have a multitude of children? And more importantly to what end?

  2. Pat P.

    Who is paying for all of these kids ? I’m sure if she has lost her home and filed bankruptcy she is on the system. What a way to make money have a litter of babies to sell the rights of the circumstances. I have family that can’t have kids and can’t afford invetro and if they could it would be within reason. All these places that are willing to pay money are just making it where women are more willing to try and have more and more kids. Pretty soon there will be a even dozer maybe a bakers dozen w/ one hiding behind the others. What a shame and shame on the doctors who done the invetro.

  3. I too agree with Pat P. It should be investigated that what was the motive behind this adventure?

  4. cj

    I have been married for almost eight years. We have tried to have children…but we need help. I would not ask my friends or family to pay for my medical bills so I could try to have a child…because it is my responsibility! If her family or friends wanted to pay for this then fine…but my tax dollars are being spent on another woman (who already has 6 kids) to get pregnant. HELLO…YOU WONT PAY FOR ME TO HAVE ONE AND I HAVE NO CHILDREN….THATS MESSED UP!
    We waited about three years to try because we wanted to make sure we could afford a family!
    I think the government has lost there minds! THE SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE GET ON THERE FEET AND BETTER THEM SELVES. THAT MEANS GET OFF THE SYSTEM AND WORK HARD LIKE THE REST OF US. NOT TRY TO FIND MORE WAYS TO USE AND ABUSE THE SYSTEM. SHE HAS DEFFENTLY ABUSED THE SYSTEM….SIX KIDS ON THE SYSTEM AND TWO ON DISABILITY….WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING WITH THE MONEY….MAKING MORE BABIES. GOOD JOB GOVERNMENT…. IF YOU ARE ON THE SYSTEM YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN UNTIL YOU CAN GET OFF THE SYSTEM. BUT INSTED WE SAY IF YOU HAVE ONE CHILD WE WILL PAY FOR YOU FOOD AND MEDICAL BILLS. BUT IF YOU HAVE THREE WILL GIVE YOU A CAR AND HOUSE FOR LIKE $30 A MONTH. WHAT IS THIS TELLING US…HAVE MORE KIDS SO YOU CAN GET MORE FREE SHIT! BEFORE IT IS OVER THERE WILL BE SO MANY PEOPLE EXPECTING FREE HOUSING AND FOOD JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE KIDS THAT THERE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH MONEY TO GO ARROUND. THEN WE WILL BE SAYING WE SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING ALONG TIME AGO. WELL, NOWS YOUR CHANGE…GET ON IT BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT IS OUT OF MONEY. WAIT…WE ALREADY ARE. THEY JUST TAKE MORE FROM ME….AND I AM SAVING SO I CAN HAVE INVETRO.

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