Dear Oprah and Diane: Please Mute the Abuser

Dear Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer, I implore you both to refrain from giving Nadya Suleman a bigger voice. The woman is clearly deranged, she’s created 14 new people and subjected them to gross neglect from the moment of conception. Rather than exalt this woman, and give her the attention she so desperately craves, please ignore her. Feeding her illness is akin to telling an anorectic she’s plumped up a little. Perhaps instead you’ll parade medical ethicists, malpractice attorneys and mothers of multiples in front of the screen. I promise, …

Octuplets: The Babies California Will Caretake

In the earliest months of 1998 I was a newlywed woman with one thing on her mind. I wanted a baby. It wasn’t because I felt particularly prepared for motherhood, it wasn’t because I had a big home or a husband with a great income. It was because I was madly in love my husband and I longed to start a family with him. A family. Not a baby, but a family. You see, much like puppies and kittens, they’re cute and irresistible, but they will in fact grow up …