14 Kids, No Husband, No Job?

I know, I know.  In this country we aren’t supposed to make judgments about who has babies and how many they have.  But here’s the rub. The mother of the octuplets born this week is in her early 30s, unmarried, and apparently studying to get her master’s degree in psychology.  She already has six other children, ages 2 to 7, and all 14 children were fathered by sperm donors! 

What doctor in her/his right mind would perform IVF on a relatively young woman who already has 6 children and no husband?  Maybe she won the lottery and is independently wealthy, and I sincerely hope that’s the case.  I also hope she has excellent health insurance coverage because I heard on the news tonight that the cost could be as much as $400,000 per child for the delivery and care of the octuplets.

That’s simply staggering.

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