Friday, January 30, 2009

This just irks me!

OK, so you may have heard about the family in California that just gave birth to Octuplets? If not, you can read about it HERE. Well, this morning I was reading a different article that mentions she already has 6 kids - which makes a total of 14. But that's not what irks me.

In THIS article is what irks me. Here is the quote:

"Suleman (she is the grandmother to the Octuplets) 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."

Why is it the first thing the doctors ask the soon to be mom if she wants to kill some of her children? I love the grandmother's response:

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

So of course this all leads to the question of when "life" (however one may define that) begins. It is a debate that has gone on literally for centuries staring with philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates and Plato - and one I am not going to attempt to solve. But let me give you food for thought:

In a world where scientists are attempting to determine if there was ever life on mars, life being defined in its very basic form, why in the world are we still arguing about when life begins in the body of a woman? If a small amount of water residue can be defined as a potential life, why not the embryo/zygote that is only minutes old?

His, Dean


  1. What irks me about this so called woman is that she IS on welfare, living off her "disability" check. If you are disabled, I'm sorry you should be having MORE children on MY dollar.

    These children should have been taken away from here, and given to people who would LOVE them.

    All she wanted to do was to make money. She wanted all the attention of have all these babies, and have a reality show. I will NEVER watch a show of hers, buy a book or anything. She makes me sick!

  2. Time has certainly told us a lot more about the motives of this woman; but you cannot just go in and take someone's kids b/c you don't like their motives. The kids are not being abused/neglected or in danger of being a/n. That is a very slippery slope.

    For instance, if someone does not like the way I raise and discipline my kids, should someone come and take them away? I would hope not.

    Thanks for the comment!