When the news of the California octuplets hit the world, the first reaction was awe. When it came out that this single mother living with her parents already had six children, for many, the second reaction was, well, isn’t this a tad bit excessive?
In the first 2.5 years of their lives, these eight babies will generate a massive pile of 30,400 disposable diapers,
Nobody wants the government defining what a family should and shouldn’t be, and this includes family size. But there’s fate–and then there are fertility drugs. Should you really be allowed to tap fertility science when you already have a Brady Bunch at home? – by Mairi Beautyman