Wednesday, January 28, 2009

God Does Not "Plan" Octuplets - People Plan Octuplets

I'm sure everyone already knows about the woman in California who gave birth to octuplets the other day. More power to her, I guess. I'm unsure how anyone even raises 8 children of differing ages but they do and I'm sure these parents will find a way to raise eight children of the same age as well.

There is a mom with similar experience, a reality show TV mom named Kate Gosselin who had twins and then gave birth to sextuplets.

I figured that, regardless of what I think about her and her really strange reality show, she was probably the one to give the best advice until I read this little gem of pro-offered wisdom from the old experienced mother to the new inexperienced one:

"Trust God's plan -- He knows best!"


Forgive me for pointing out the obvious but God doesn't plan for a woman to give birth to a litter which would exceed even a six-nippled animal's ability to nurture. I'm pretty sure it was never part of God's Plan for eight children to be the result of one pregnancy. The fact that it's never occured without medical intervention pretty much justifies my opinion.

I don't have a problem with in-virto fertilization. I do have a little more of a problem with large multiples of children being born as a result, though. It's dangeous to both mother and children and I don't much see the point of endangering anyone's life or health unnecessarily.

What I do have a problem with is calling it "God's will" or "God's plan" when (face it now) the reason people take fertility treatments or use in-virto fertilization in the first place is because the woman and her husband are unable to conceive naturally which would be the "God's plan" we're talking about here. Seems to me that He decided "no children at all" not "eight children at once" way back before humankind decided we could, and therefore should, make large amounts of newborn babies the new-fashioned way - in test tubes.

Call it science, call it a medical breakthrough, call it in-vitro, call it "fertility treatments," call it "Thank-God-I'm-Alive-In-The-21st-Century-and-I-Have-Money," call it whatever it really is, but don't call it "God's Plan" because it's not.

God's never planned anything as foolishly dangerous as human octupulets.


Anonymous said...

Very well said, I agree. I think John & Kate plus 8 is a totally far-fetched reality show. Shame on the American people for watching it...all you are doing is paying for their version of "God's Plan". You are supporting their large brood of children by watching their reality show. As the mother of two children, each a single birth...I couldn't wait for the end of the day when they went to bed. I was exhausted and didn't have the energy to care for 5,6 or 7 other babies. I thought I was lucky on the days I got a shower before lunch. I hate John & Kate almost as much as I hate the Dugger's.....18 children and wanting more "if it's God's will". She thinks children are like flowers, you can never have to many. My grandmother had another saying about flowers that I think it appropriate for these folks. "Your mama was raising flowers when you were little and you turned out to be a blooming idiot".

SarahJane said...

the whole thing about "god's plan" just makes me want to guffaw. gotta have some dang dumb people to miss the logic in that argument.