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I think the media is unnecessarily harsh on Nadya Suleman. I feel like even hearing this website story this morning on CNN made her seem like the laughing stock of America pointing to the part of the page where she’s asking for monetary donations through PayPal. Sure, Nadya has not used sound judgment in her pursuit of having children. If that was her life’s dream, I agree she should have put her energy into building a nest for all of her children to live happily ever after…and then had the children. How many of you out there are in a similar position or have family members and/or friends in a similar position? Perhaps they just had their children one at a time, maybe different baby daddies that aren’t in the picture. Maybe some of their children have special needs. Maybe they’re on welfare, accepting food stamps, livingi n Section 8 housing or mooching off loved ones.
My point is, people exercise poor judgment all the time and we pay for it all the time.
Anyway, here’s a link to her website. It has pictures of the 8 tiny babies still in the hospital. In the middle of the page is a place for people to make donations.
thenadysulemanfamily.com (the site is no longer active)
Citizen Girl blog offers some interesting commentary-
Do you think she should ask for donations?
Would you grant her a book deal or reality show?
Do you think Oprah should offer her a bailout package?
She had the money to pay for IVF (which she saved from her disability payments) and she had the procedure done. Should the doctor have refused to perform the procedure? What are the odds of a doctor doing that over collecting a paycheck optional procedure?
She had 6 eggs implanted which against all odds survived with 2 of them dividing which gave her 8. Would you have wanted her to do a selective abortion of fetuses once they knew there were 7 (the 8th baby was a surprise during delivery)? Are medical advances getting so good that we are upsetting the balance of nature?
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Update Feb 17, 2009
Nadya’s website was taken down. Here’s what it looked like.
(source: Huffington Post)
Publicist Joann Killeen has since resigned as the result of death threats and talent agent Wes Yoder who represented the McCaughey septuplets in 1997 has been hired.