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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 12:55 PM
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17. Doctors don't have that option--they must treat everyone
Just this past August the California Supreme Court ruled that fertility doctors must provide services to lesbians and cannot opt out because of their religious beliefs. There could be a similar protection in this case.
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  -Grandma: Octuplets mom obsessed with having kids Contrary1  Jan-31-09 11:42 AM   #0 
  - The mother saw a shrink because her daughter is insane?  aquart   Jan-31-09 11:44 AM   #1 
  - many members of NAMI are family members of those with problems  YDogg   Jan-31-09 11:46 AM   #2 
  - Of course.  elleng   Jan-31-09 11:48 AM   #4 
  - Its a start.  elleng   Jan-31-09 11:46 AM   #3 
  - The daughter is living at home.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 12:59 PM   #19 
  - That's really, really normal to do  LostinVA   Jan-31-09 04:30 PM   #42 
  - so, is this woman obsessed with paying for them herself? nt  msongs   Jan-31-09 11:49 AM   #5 
  - I'm "obsessed" with the thought of paying for her obsession.  Catshrink   Jan-31-09 11:51 AM   #7 
  - and what doctor did this to these children?  grasswire   Jan-31-09 11:51 AM   #6 
  - 6 Kids, 1 Autistic and now 8 more?  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-31-09 11:52 AM   #8 
  - Gramma doesn't seem so thrilled (understatement). Grampa says he's financially well off enough to  nc4bo   Jan-31-09 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Agreed.  supernova   Jan-31-09 12:00 PM   #11 
  - The article says she "gets paid for it...."  dixiegrrrrl   Jan-31-09 07:13 PM   #67 
  - Isn't Suleman an Arabic name?  marshall   Jan-31-09 11:58 AM   #10 
  - Is it? All info is so sketchy. Poppy had an accent but I couldn't place it  nc4bo   Jan-31-09 12:01 PM   #12 
  - The grandfather is from Iraq  Lifetimedem   Jan-31-09 02:11 PM   #32 
  - What husband in Iraq? Grandma says the mother isn't married.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 02:50 PM   #33 
  - I don't know about her Mother but I did read that her Father is originally from Iraq.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jan-31-09 04:38 PM   #44 
  - sounds Like Grandma Realized She Doesn't Want to Provide Free Babysitting For 14 Kids  NashVegas   Jan-31-09 12:01 PM   #13 
  - Pharmacists and doctors can now opt out of a procedure if they find it goes  Merlot   Jan-31-09 12:16 PM   #14 
  - Doctors don't have that option--they must treat everyone  marshall   Jan-31-09 12:55 PM   #17 
  - You mean the doctor can't say "8 embryos is a health risk to you and the child?"  Merlot   Jan-31-09 01:07 PM   #21 
  - That's not a belief, it's a medical opinion  marshall   Jan-31-09 01:16 PM   #24 
     - It's not an opinion, it's a medical fact. Higher-order multiples are at huge risk...  Hekate   Jan-31-09 05:30 PM   #59 
  - But best practice is to implant no more than 2 or 3 embryos  FarCenter   Jan-31-09 01:13 PM   #22 
  - Some people will do literally anything for a buck. I still maintain  kestrel91316   Jan-31-09 01:20 PM   #26 
     - The Dr that did this should have t o pay child support.  notadmblnd   Jan-31-09 02:00 PM   #30 
  - So Gram's only real problem is that she isn't married?  varkam   Jan-31-09 12:27 PM   #15 
  - How on earth did you make this conclusion after reading the OP?  lizzy   Jan-31-09 12:57 PM   #18 
  - Might of had something to do with this:  varkam   Jan-31-09 01:04 PM   #20 
     - If her daughter had a husband, then she'd likely be living with  lizzy   Jan-31-09 01:15 PM   #23 
        - Except that she was hinting that her reasons were "traditional"  varkam   Jan-31-09 01:18 PM   #25 
           - There is nothing to indicate all these children were produced  lizzy   Jan-31-09 01:22 PM   #27 
              - Were they born out of wedlock? eom  varkam   Jan-31-09 04:16 PM   #38 
                 - Is that a trick question? Couple of posts above it seems you have  lizzy   Jan-31-09 04:58 PM   #49 
                    - It's a rhetorical question, not a trick question.  varkam   Jan-31-09 05:31 PM   #60 
  - I imagine her problem is that she's expected to provide day care  marshall   Jan-31-09 01:29 PM   #29 
     - Caring for six children doesn't come cheap.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 03:00 PM   #34 
        - Neither does IVF.  Tansy_Gold   Jan-31-09 04:27 PM   #40 
  - Sounds like her daughter has a mental illness. nt  anonymous171   Jan-31-09 12:28 PM   #16 
  - Yes. Some Obsessive Compulsion or Hoarding? The fact that it's centered around  rvablue   Jan-31-09 02:03 PM   #31 
  - I don't care how many kids a person has...  liberalmuse   Jan-31-09 01:26 PM   #28 
  - I hope she considers adoption, there are many couples looking for babies...  whoneedstickets   Jan-31-09 03:03 PM   #35 
  - Best wishes and prayers  4 t 4   Jan-31-09 03:08 PM   #36 
  - The woman had six children already and wanted more, thus IVF.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 04:30 PM   #43 
  - There are women who experience "baby-love"..  SoCalDem   Jan-31-09 03:47 PM   #37 
  - I had a neighbor who said that God made babies beautiful so their parents wouldn't kill them.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jan-31-09 04:53 PM   #46 
     - Our middle son drew a Christmas tree on the bedroom wall of a rented house  SoCalDem   Jan-31-09 04:58 PM   #48 
        - lol! I truly understand how you must have felt. BTW...the wall with the  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jan-31-09 05:53 PM   #63 
           - Our son's little stunt happened a week before we were moving, so  SoCalDem   Jan-31-09 05:57 PM   #64 
              - Although it wasn't great while you were living it, it really is a great story! Laughing here!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-01-09 12:42 PM   #68 
  - She's competing with Michele Duggar.......   Jan-31-09 04:20 PM   #39 
  - The whole story reminds meof Diane Downs  LostinVA   Jan-31-09 04:29 PM   #41 
  - I don't care how you slice it, that is one FUCKED-UP situation.  bertman   Jan-31-09 04:43 PM   #45 
  - I think the mom is really pissed at Grandma  Duer 157099   Jan-31-09 04:57 PM   #47 
  - Have you even read anything in the OP article?  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:00 PM   #50 
  - Gee, thank you Grandma Obvious.  arcadian   Jan-31-09 05:02 PM   #51 
  - WTF are you even talking about?  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:02 PM   #52 
     - Lizzy, it's pretty obvious that the woman was obsessed with having children.  arcadian   Jan-31-09 05:04 PM   #53 
        - Who was it obvious to? Not to me or many other posters.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:05 PM   #54 
           - A woman who already has 6 children.  arcadian   Jan-31-09 05:08 PM   #55 
              - Obvious? Again, to whom? People have speculated on all kinds  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:21 PM   #58 
              - Even the doctors didn't know she was going to have eight.  Texasgal   Jan-31-09 05:38 PM   #61 
  - Did they every explain why the babies' mom also goes by  rainbow4321   Jan-31-09 05:11 PM   #56 
  - From what is being reported she was married at one time.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:20 PM   #57 
  - OK, how about this theory:  Duer 157099   Jan-31-09 05:46 PM   #62 
     - Interesting Theory  NashVegas   Jan-31-09 05:57 PM   #65 
     - She has been married. She got divorced.  lizzy   Jan-31-09 05:59 PM   #66 

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