There are many articles out there about this loony Nadya Suleyman (spelling varies by news story), but here's a page chronicling the relevant news breaks in chronological order.
Highlights as follows:
In the past, the mother says she sought psychological help for her daughter because she was obsessed with children, and threw her out of the house. Isn't there a psychiatric term for someone with a baby obsession?The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in-vitro fertilization, is not married, and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said.
That's right. And if other news reports are correct; she's now a single, unemployed, mother of 14 living with her parents and supported by disability in a three bedroom house. Her preexisting 6 children are all under the age of 8, among them twin two-year olds.Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted last year.
"It can't go on any longer," she said in a phone interview Friday. "She's got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way. I firmly believe in marriage. But she didn't want to get married."
Apparently, her fertility doctor is now under state investigation by the Medical Board of California for A) implanting well over the standard of 1-2 embryos, B) giving the procedure to a woman who may not have met the criteria for being deemed "infertile", C) not taking into account that she was already a single mother of 6 on disability, D) ignoring her previous bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts before and after childbirth.The news that the octuplets' mother already had six children sparked an intense ethical debate. Some medical experts were disturbed to hear that she was offered fertility treatment, and troubled by the possibility that she was implanted with so many embryos.
Her fertility doctor has not been identified.
It's an interesting discussion considering that apparently she has
--a Bachelor's Degree in Child & Adolescent Development
--is pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling at the California State University at Fullerton
--has rejected welfare aid
And apparently, there is presently no law on the number of embryos allowed to be implanted at a time during IVF --only guidelines.
I'm also wondering where in the world she got the time and money for cosmetic procedures. I haven't seen her t.v. interviews, but her picture is floating the web:
Disturbed yet? Cause I sure as hell am. It's interesting during a time when there is so much discussion about the responsibility of taking lives, whether it be war, abortion, or capital punishment. But what about the far greater responsibility of creating lives?