Friday, January 30, 2009

From The "I Just Don't Get It" File Combined With Douche Bag Of The Week: Octuplets Lady

What were the woman and her doctors thinking?

The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week already had six children but refused the option of reducing the number of embryos she was carrying last year, her mother said. Angela Suleman said good news for her daughter is all the babies appear healthy.

Doctors say they are not in the business of regulating family size. But they try everything to avoid higher-order pregnancies to prevent health problems for mothers and infants. National guidelines suggest that doctors limit the number of embryos implanted to avoid multiple births. Women are also counseled to not go through with attempting pregnancy if too many eggs have budded when they're taking fertility drugs.

Dr. James Grifo, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, added: "I don't think it's our job to tell them how many babies they're allowed to have. I am not a policeman for reproduction in the United States. My role is to educate patients."
Your role, doctor, is to be a caretaker of the healthcare system so it can serve ALL of us, not just a few selfish and/or ignorant few. You wanna know why your health insurance premiums are so high? Look no further. While you're protecting this asshole's desire to have 14 children, I'm receiving health insurance increases that I can barely manage.

I'm glad all the babies are healthy. But what kind of a douche bag has six children and then takes fertility drugs to have more? What, she didn't think she was fertile enough?

1 comment:

michael sean morris said...

I'm still scratching my head over this one... She shouldn't have been given fertility drugs in the first place. Shouldn't those therapies be reserved exclusively for infertile couples?

I bet when she found out she was having octuplets she got dollar signs in her eyes big time.