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When Eight is Not Enough

Thoughts on Nadya Suleman.

Published: February 14, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 90

(90) Iris Moskovitz, August 16, 2009 7:53 PM

Here we are months later, and Nadya is saying she made a catastrophic mistake.

It is now mid August, and Nadya is admitting to the world how she is living each and every day regretting the fact that she was selfish and just living for the moment. She wanted more babies, but not at all considering the needs and responsibilities she had towards the six young children she already brought into this world. This woman needs to have extensive psychological help, because there are definately many issues that brought her to the need of doing this at all.

(89) Anonymous, March 9, 2009 7:01 PM

a selfish ungrateful mother

I do not like the way she speaks to her mother with such disrespect and lack of hakaras hatov. She obviously only thinks of herself since she did not consider that children need a father, a family, and basic needs. They need good role modeling and that is not something she can provide. Her parents are better models and I feel sorry for them.

(88) Shoshana, February 28, 2009 9:39 PM

Godly Inspiration

My husband and myself are constantly reassured and have been given inspiration of Hashem's guiding hand in all OUR affairs, and if Hashem grants the greatest gift the gift of life so seemingly easily then we too can have kids and surely Hashem will provide.

(87) Bill Merrill, February 26, 2009 12:24 PM

there are bigger issues here

People are rightly concerned about the single mother of 14 children to be able to support them. This is a most reasonable question. But the really big question is, how can the earth support an ever increasing human population? The earth is not growing, and therefore cannot support a growing population of humans. This is not a difficult math problem. Whether the mother can support this many children (which I doubt) is a valid question, but it misses the larger one - can the earth, which we all depend on for our very lives, support it? As I said, the answer is not a difficult math problem.

(86) Anonymous, February 24, 2009 1:57 PM

completely irresponsible!!!

I think that this woman was completely irresponsible and selfish to even think about having even one more child considering that she has no visible means of support, and has six prevouis children that are being taken care of by their grandma in a tiny home. That being said, we cannot take away the fact that she went ahead and gave birth to 8 additional babies. In interviews that I have seen, in my opinion, she is not capable of taking care of 14 children w/o massive amounts of monies from the government. again, in my opinion, i think the children would be better off if they were adopted in a home where they would be taken care of adequately. It is not out jobs as tax payers to raise her children. this is our business to have an opinion, and maybe even take action, since the media thrust her into the limelight to shed her "dirty laundry" in front of millions of people. now, to compare her to a religious family that may have anywhere bet. 8 - 15 children is like comparing apples to oranges. Yet, in some regards there are similar concerns. Couples should not have children if they are not able to support them!! -- Even in the ultra orthodox sects where they propogate like rabbits, they should have that concern instead of taking advantage of the gov. that being said, babies are not asked to be born. But once they are, we should rejoice in their precous lives and take care of them to the best of our abilities. and if they are not cared for adequatley by the parents, then someone else should take them because they are lives that need nurturing.

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