By KAY HYMOWITZ
I know I am not alone in being angry about any doctor who would facilitate Nadya Suleman' s conception of octuplets . . . especially when I think about the huge cost of this project. That cost will be born by taxpayers, of course. Why didn't we get choice about whether we wanted to take on that burden?
Kay Hymowitz wrote in the Wall Street Journal online on February 20th, questioning who and where "Octodad" is:
Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, is now the mother of 14 children -- eight newborns and their six older brothers and sisters. She has also managed to give birth to debate on issues as far-ranging as welfare, reproductive technology, health care and celebrity worship (Ms. Suleman is said to have an Angelina Jolie fixation). She has even generated heated discussion about the tort system, because the young mother could have paid for her miracle babies through the $168,000 awarded for a back injury she suffered in 1999 at a psychiatric hospital where she worked -- an injury, it should be noted, that did not prevent her from delivering, on Jan. 26, more living babies than once thought humanly possible.
You may read the rest of Hymowitz's editorial here at the Wall Street Journal Online.