A woman in California recently gave birth to eight children. All were born without any real problems and are doing fine. But now there is a media buzz because it has been found out that she had six other children. Everyone is running around trying to figure out how much it will cost to raise fourteen children, blah, blah, blah.
Now I am one of four, so that is not a large family but my mother’s family is larger. Her father was one of ten. I have a great grandfather who had twenty children. Ten of his own, ten that he adopted. So I am not of this selfish mindset that smaller is better. People are saying she won’t be able to afford them. Why not? She has two advanced degrees that she can use to get employment. She has a psychiatric technician’s license, she has a degree in child and adolescent development and is currently working on a master’s degree. So this is not an unemployable woman. Whether or not she is working is not clear but she clearly can be and she can earn enough to take care of her children. We are not talking about a high school dropout with no marketable skills here.
Then you have the talk about how much money it is going to cost to send these children to college. Well, first who says all these children are going to want to go to college? Some might just learn a trade. Still yet, they might all be geniuses and get full scholarships for college-you never know. Besides, shouldn’t we be more focused on getting them home now then getting them into Harvard later?
The truth of the matter is that this is about abortion. She didn’t have one and so the liberals are hopping mad. “She should’ve killed some of her babies to make it easy on the rest of us.” “She shouldn’t have had anymore children to begin with.” “The doctor should be brought up on malpractice charges. ” For people who are always talking about reproductive freedom they sure want to limit hers. It is none of my business if she wants to have eighty kids. While fourteen kids may not be my cup of tea, I am sure not going to knock anyone who wants to have those many. If they don’t want me to judge women who have abortions then they need to be quiet about women who have more than one offspring. It is her right to choose, is it not?
Whether I think it is a good idea or not is not really any of my business. I am not the one who is going to be raising the children. Just like the rest of these liberal pundits need to keep their traps shut. This is an individual, not a politician, not a public figure but simply an individual who has made an unpopular choice. I think it is abominable the way everyone is digging into her past, it is none of your business! What happened to that precious privacy liberals are always chattering about? What about her privacy? Is she no longer due that?
But because I respect her privacy, I am not putting her name. Though you can find it if you want to. I am not putting too much distinguishing information about her because she doesn’t deserve to be hounded by the Liberal Elite. God bless her and I hope she and all her children are happy and healthy.