Friday, February 27, 2009
Earlier this month, June suggested that we pose some questions to you on a subject, and allow you to tell us what you think. Have we got a doozy for you. Feel free to post anonymously should you feel the need.
The Mother who recently had the premature octuplets is taking quite a bit of heat these days. In addition to Dr. Phil, her own Mother has questioned the propriety of what she did. She has been branded as the poster child for irresponsible parenthood.
However, we are certain that many of you are aware of families which had 10 - 15 kids, and still managed to survive and not become a burden on society, even when one of the parents was absent or otherwise "not engaged."
Why are people so worked up about this situation?
Do you think that people would have been similarly worked up, let's say 5 years ago? 15 years ago? 30 years ago? 60 years ago?
Do you think that the adverse publicity poses a risk to the upbringing and development of the children?
Do you feel that the children should be taken away from the Mother?
Do you feel that the media coverage has been fair, balanced, excessive, or what?
How do Catholics, and others who do not use birth control, deal with this issue?
Let us have your thoughts.
P.S. For those of you with a little "extra time" on your hands, we previously expressed some of our thoughts on parenthood in an earlier post. That was before we began limiting our posts to 750 words.
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