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Judge on Octomom: 'Height of Irresponsibilty!'

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The judge has some straight talk for Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets.

Judge Jeaninne Pirro

Judge Jeanine Pirro presides daily over her courtroom on the popular show "Judge Jeanine Pirro." What does this no-nonsense judge have to say about Nadya Suleman, the octuplets' mom? Here are her thoughts:

Judge Jeanine Pirro: I believe we are witnessing the intersection of medical science, greed, and irresponsibility.

Here's a woman who wears motherhood on her sleeve but doesn't display mom-like behavior. And a doctor who implanted six embryos in a woman who already had six children.

To me, this is the height of irresponsibility to have this many children. You've exhausted workman's comp to get infertility treatments, you're using student loans to feed your children, in addition to collecting disability for three of kids and being on welfare. Outrageous!

Nadya Suleman says she is going to finish her master's degree and then go to work. Any woman with 14 children who thinks she's going to work without a full staff of helpers is just not living in reality.

As a family court judge who has decided on these kinds of issues, I'd like to know: WHY 14 children? How are you going to care for them? Who is going to get the kids to all the after-school activities, make the doctor's appointments, do the grocery shopping? There is absolutely no way one mother can do it all. She has no link to reality.

Getting beyond the number of FOURTEEN kids, I'd say: You don't have a partner in this! Medicaid is paying 1.3 million dollars for the hospital stay, we the taxpayers will pay 1.3 million to 2.7 million to support these kids since the mother has no visible means of support. They're living with her parents in a three-bedroom house. 17 people in 3 bedrooms -- you do the math!

I absolutely think the fertility doctor should face disciplinary charges because the standard of care is two embryos and he implanted six.

As a judge, I would question the stability of the mother, and whether she is a fit mother for these children. It is only a matter of time before California Child Protective Services gets involved.

I know a lot of big families who are happy and successful, but they have houses and jobs and ways to support their family. Their kids came one or two at a time, and are staggered in ages. SIblings become built-in babysitters. But this is crazy -- 14 kids under the age of 7! Here you've got an Angelina Jolie wannabe who's taking advantage of medical science and sucking the system dry for everything it will give her.

For more thoughts from Judge Jeanine Pirro on the octuplets mom, visit her blog at

Be sure to check out "Judge Jeanine Pirro" daily on the CW at 3:00 PM.

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10 comments so far | Post a comment now
michelle February 13, 2009, 5:15 PM

Judge Jeanine is right!


Lindy February 13, 2009, 8:50 PM

I saw her on Mike & Juliet Show this morning talking about it. Right On Judge Jeanine!

Oregon February 14, 2009, 1:02 AM

Judge, Please offer info. regarding responsibility of the father? How could he be EXCLUDED from child support??? Is he on the birth records? Certainly he is financially responsible, like it or not!

Jas February 14, 2009, 6:14 PM

Oregon: The father is a sperm donor.

I completely agree wit Judge Jeanine. The sad thing is that these children are now going to have to pay for their mothers selfishness. I think it’s only a matter of time before CPS has to step in.

Desirez February 14, 2009, 6:49 PM

Well, it’s done. Can we all start talking about a sensible solution for these 8 sweet little babies? The answer is not to be taken away from a mother that from all that I have seen, loves her babies and loves being a mom. There are far worse people out there in this world. My god, just turn on the news on Caylee and now this Hayleigh who is missing. This woman, Nadya created these little lives. The babies deserve love and warmth and care. Should she receive mental care, support for the babies? Yes. If anything, tax money should go to the people (babies in this case) that are most helpless. There is nothing worse than reading everyones criticisms which offer no REAL solutions. There must be a good way to turn this situation into something positive. Life is beautiful.

josephine bush February 14, 2009, 10:12 PM

the older children bear resembelance to the dr. who implanted her.

lawr February 15, 2009, 5:10 AM

I like a show!This lady was once a vip member of It is said she is interested in dating wealthy guys over there

Darcie February 15, 2009, 11:54 PM

Just seems the standard…the stupid, uneducated parents who put no thought into procreation are the ones multiplying faster than rabbits. The adults who carefully choose a proper mate, have education, are financially prepared, and have the time to put into being good parents have so few children. Within a century, we will have a population that will not know how to contribute to society in a positive fashion and will either be criminals or welfare recipients.

RD February 17, 2009, 2:50 PM

Darcie, we alredy live in a society like the one you have described. How else did Yo’mamma become the President of America.

cheryl February 27, 2009, 12:21 PM

Why don’t we take all the kids, let brad and angelena odopt them from this jolena wannabe, and everyone will be happy. Octomom can write her book and other wise cash in, and she can visit both her kids, and her insperation.

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