Nadya Suleman’s (Octo Mom) decision to undergo in vitro fertilization and give birth to eight more children, to add to the six children she previously had with in vitro fertilization, has to be considered irresponsible. Even at times she, herself considers the decision irresponsible, as she stated to Dr. Phil McGraw: “My heart was in it. Not my head. I wasn’t thinking rationally.” This leads me to wonder sometimes: Just who is responsible for irresponsible decisions?
Since Octo Mom is a single mother with no job or means of support, the state picks up the tab for her medical expenses and support. The medical expenses alone were more than $1 million. So the tax payers are responsible for this irresponsible decision – at least the consequences of it. Many people are upset that her irresponsible decision will be paid for by the state. If the state ends up supporting them, was it irresponsible for the state to allow Nadya to have eight more children by in vitro?
Should Dr. Kamrava who implanted the six embryos have been more responsible? He implanted six in her previous pregnancy also, even though fertility specialists generally agree that no more than two or three embryos should be implanted.
You have to worry about how she will afford to raise 14 children. She claims that she will be able to once she completes her master’s degree in counseling (Ha). That’s irresponsible to think possible. She even told Ann Curry that “What human is capable of caring for 14 children all alone? No human is. You need to be a superhuman, and I’m not a superhuman.” No she isn’t superhuman, nor is she a responsible decision maker.
Who is responsible for irresponsible decisions?