Have you heard the latest on the woman in California who had octuplets. I for one am not for in vitro, well, because it doesn't work with God's plan. But aside from that, this woman had 8 embryos, EIGHT, implanted into her uterus at one time. She already had 6 children (3 sets of twins).
So the question now is: Should there be regulations on how many eggs a woman is allowed to have implanted when she is searching for fertility treatments?
I for one definitely think there should be. I want to reinforce that I do not think it should happen at all, but if it does, I think this case should make the case for some sort of regulation. How is a single mother of 14 going to be able to take care of all of these children? I know it takes a village to raise a child, but is it fair to force children on people when God didn't plan it that way? This woman obviously is not meant to have children, otherwise God would have Blessed her.
It's not fair to the other children that she already has to bring in 8 more. I don't think the doctor made the right choice, and neither did this mother. I definitely think there needs to be some regulation on the number of embryos implanted. Aside from the moral aspect of this, there has to be some sort of medical risks involved with a woman pregnant with this many children!!
Speaking the Truth
We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica
- Mother Angelica