I'm talking about Jen's latest comment on the previous post here on CHEESE, and her reference to religious groups DELIBERATELY using fertility drugs to populate their groups...and, unfortunately, she DOES know of what she speaks. Sigh..check out her website on the link up there if you don't believe me...oh, and also go to her site just in case you came to THIS blog to read about Multiple Sclerosis, only to discover I am currently in a rant about THIS issue in California and distracted from the MS world!
OK, Jen...now, thanks to you, I've got an unhealthy, creepy interest in the California mother who gave birth to octuplets this past week. Which, by the way, there are NO known births of octuplets documented that HAVEN'T been caused by the use of fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization (but most likely fertility drugs...I so want to believe no doctor in their right mind would implant EIGHT fertilized embryos in ANY woman at one time via in vitro fertilization). And the "unhealthy, creepy interest" has to do with WHY on (this over-populated) earth ANY woman (in THEIR right mind), who has already birthed SIX children PRIOR to the new octuplets, would agree/want/desire EIGHT FRICKIN' MORE?!?! Even ONE more, to be quite frank. Unless...well...unless, and I'm just speculating here (due to creepy, unhealthy interest) one was "baby milling" them for reasons OTHER than that innate desire many women have to raise a family (and thank gawd that *desire* somehow genetically SKIPPED me personally!).
Can you spell C-U-L-T here, peeps? I mean, even the Catholic Church, known for it's past *every sperm is sacred* policy (stolen directly from Monte Python), now suggests REPRODUCTIVE RESPONSIBILITY...not birth control, but RESPONSIBILITY. Even the church known for its prolific policy on propagation thinks maybe...just maybe...we might be over-populating the world just a tad bit (this information comes directly from a recent conversation with a Catholic priest, while discussing the exorcism requested by someone I was "investigating"...but I digress...it may only be HIS personal views and I shant say more, lest I divulge protected HIPAA information!).
Really? Is there ANY good reason to deliberately and knowingly bring FOURTEEN children into an already over-populated-and-lacking-resources-to-FEED-society OTHER than absolute irresponsibility or GREED in this day and age??? Unless...unless...and just creepy-unhealthy-interest speculation here...you have other "plans" for the children. And that is taking the idea of *planned parenthood* (not to be confused with the agency known as Planned Parenthood) in a totally WRONG direction.
All I can do is shout a warning to those EIGHT, little sets of developing ears (and to the SIX sets of already little developed ears in this alleged family)..."IF OFFERED, DON'T DRINK THE KOOL*AID, KIDS. IT JUST MIGHT KILL YOU"...
**Editorial Update 5:30PM**
This just in on the wire via ABC News: (And I plagiarize) It appears the grandmother of the octuplets (the mother's mother) filed for bankruptcy in March 2008, claiming her spouse (the alleged grandfather of the octuplets) was in Iraq working as a contractor. The plot thickens...
And, I just received a phone call (again, in outrage) from my friend/mentor wondering if the mother of the octuplets has issues with "hoarding" as a possible motive for accumulating so many children? I'm choosing to SPELL the condition "whored-ing" versus "hoarding", but that's because I've developed my OWN condition surrounding this story: Creepy, Unhealthy Interest or "CUI"!!