If you've been anywhere near a T.V. radio, or computer in the last week I'm sure you've heard of the woman in California that gave birth to the octuplets. The news is that she already had 6 children and how dare she have 8 more AND she had the help of an infertility clinic.
I am not surprised but still disgusted at the absolute beating she, her family, and the doctors are getting in the media. I do not know her personal story, financial situation, reasoning etc so I will not pretend to and then comment on it positively or negatively.
There are just a couple things I would like to put out there for thought.
First of all there were 8 fertilized embryos sitting in a clinic that where created out of her eggs. For those of us who believe life begins at fertilization (when the new DNA forms, therefore a new creation begins) there were 8 lives in limbo at the clinic. Knowing that typically 8 embryos would not survive implantation I can understand implanting them simply for the sake that they are life and I wouldn't want to "discard" them. I'd want to give them a chance. Since I am pro-life I can not crucify this woman for the simple fact that I wouldn't have left them frozen either regardless of my family size. My conscience wouldn't allow it.
Another issue is that the media wants it's cake and eat it too. First of all in a society that does not honor marriage why in the world is her marital status being flashed all over the news morning noon and night. It's either important or it's not. They are implying that these children would be better off with a mother and father joined in marriage in the home raising those children as a joint effort. Really?!
Oh, and another issue!! I'm going to call this the Sarah Palin issue. Apparently the leftest media is all about women being strong, self sufficient, powerful, and successful. UNLESS they choose to be all of that in the category of home making. Shouldn't they be congratulating her for taking this on all on her own, without a man. Their titles should read, "Look at the ambition she has. Look at the strength."
Sarah Palin was a feminist dream! She had it all, a successful career and a family. She should have been the poster child for all those in the "You Go Girl" camp. Instead she was bashed for wanting to be Vice President while having young children at home. How dare she.
All this to say, the children are here. They are born and healthy. Why don't we as a society reach out to her and do our best to encourage her. If she does have "issues" like they've implied in the news then she'll need us even more. We need to pray for the family. I want to pray that a church in the area will rise up and support her decision not to "reduce" her pregnancy and offer to help.