Monday, February 9, 2009
No No Nadya
For the past several days Nadya Suleman has dominated the news (well, except lately for A-Roid)-at least on the Today show. Now, I am the last person to make judgments about the choices people make in their personal lives. Lord knows, I've made some pretty questionable decisions in my illustrious life so I'm not about to join in the growing chorus of people who are questioning this woman's decision. However, there is one aspect of all of this that doesn't really seem to be getting much scrutiny. I'm referring to the fertility clinic that provided Ms. Suleman with the services she requested. Aren't places like this supposed to have professionals who are trained to evaluate a candidate's frame of mind and suitability for these kinds of procedures? Aren't they supposed to be experts at recognizing signs of emotional/financial instability? What in God's name were they thinking? This is a young, unemployed single woman who already had, what?, 6 kids????? She actually stated on the Today show that she wanted lots of children because since she was a little girl she thought it would be neat to be a mommy!!! I'm not making this up. We all know that someone else (guess who?) is going to be supporting and caring for those children. There should be a thorough investigation of the clinic she went to. How many others operate this way? This is a prime example of how society and law are light-years behind science! Don't be surprised if we see more of this kind of thing.