From Pine View Farm

Eight Is Enough? (Updated) 2

Facts are starting to trickle out about the woman who, with the help of implanted embryos, bore eight babies last week.

Now, I’m not going to get involved in any discussion of the morality of fertility drugs, in vitro fertilization, or stuff like that there. For one thing, I haven’t thought it through, because I’m well past the age when stuff like that could conceivably (as it were) affect my daily life. For another thing, it’s just not worth the effort.

But this sentence at the end of the article in today’s local rag caught my eye:

Forty-six physicians and staff assisted in the deliveries of the six boys and two girls.

I know persons with serious health problems who refuse to go to the doctor because they have lousy or, indeed, no health insurance.

Something about that makes my nerves jangle.

Addendum, That Evening:

According to the Times of London, Mama wants to go on a Magical Money Tour.



  1. Karen

    February 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Mama has rich parents & no husband. And 6 other kids at home with mama, daddy & parent supplied nanny.

    I want you to really appreciate the restraint I’m using here. There are so many things I COULD say, but am not.

  2. Karen

    February 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Ok, the news reports here got the situation all wrong.

    I don’t watch Oprah now & if she gives this twit anything, I never will.