All children deserve a good life, even those born to seemingly plastic surgery-addicted, single, unemployed mothers.
Momlogic's Andrea: As the story of the octuplets mom began to unfold, people went from curious to furious. How could she be so irresponsible, to have 14 children with no visible means of support? Why should we the taxpayers spend a dime to help her? Soon, outraged comments like this one flooded the Internet:
You bet I'm going to boycott ANY assistance for her. Look at what she's accomplished WITH assistance!
Nice. That'll show those tiny little babies, breathing though tubes in the hospital! You go, girl!
The sad truth is that those babies -- Josiah, McCai, Jeremiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Noah, Maliah and Isaiah -- are here now. And, in our civilized society, they must be cared for in one way or another.
I'm not saying we need to personally send money to Nadya Suleman -- but why on earth would you be pissed if someone else does?
If we turn our back on the octuplets because we find the actions of their mother reprehensible, should we also stop assisting the children born to drug addicts or alcoholics, too?
I'm not saying you shouldn't hate the mother of the octuplets. I too think that her having eight more children when she already had six she couldn't take care of is selfish and sick. It turns my stomach. But don't punish those little babies for their mother's stupidity. They didn't ask to be born. If someone wants to send them some money for formula or diapers, so be it.