Yes, the young woman probably should have been given better counseling before doctors surgically inseminated her. Yes, the woman probably has no idea what lies ahead of her with 14 kids. Yes, she has no visible means to support all those kids. Yes, this will be a burden beyond her comprehension. Yes, octuplets means she faces tons of health care issues with all those kids. Yes, we do not see a father in the picture. Yes, tax money will have to be spent.
HOWEVER, the reactions by all the goody-two-shoes have been astounding. Many of the judgments against her in our holier-than-thou society have indicated that she should be shunned or turned over to a battery of psychiatrists. Lands sakes, what kind of woman is she? Imagine, the right-wingers and fundamentalists who parade around against abortion and stem-cell research, now acting as though God has selected them to stand in and reject the woman's decision to keep her embryos to term. Oh, they will cover their self-piety by stating someone is to blame for not advising her correctly. Perhaps, but what do we now do with the children? Should we make them to suffer for our secret desire to shun her? And how much of our pious harrumph is tied to her being in need of tax-supported welfare? How much is tied to our yelling, "No more taxes!" and now being faced with a woman with 14 kids? And did you notice, she doesn't even look Caucasian?
Folks, regardless of your magical powers to know what God wants, PLEASE consider rallying in support of this young woman. She will need every piece of support, material and spiritual, that she can get. May I offer a comment outside of my philosophical realm and yell, "God help this woman!"
To all the wagging, pious, arrogant judgers: every minute there is an unwanted pregnancy in the U.S. Every pregnancy may not fit your narrow definition of what a mother ought to do sexually or medicinally. But these kids are being born, and rather than criticize, it is time we realize that we share the burdens socially, economically, in health care, and in every way. If we are a nation that has compassion and empathy, if we are true to our announced religious beliefs, then it is time to stop judging and get on with TAXING for education, health care, awareness, responsibility, ad infinitum. Kids need us, and we all could use a little tolerance and maturity.