Skip to comments.Threats send California octuplets mom into hiding
Posted on 02/11/2009 7:14:14 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's octuplets mom, already jobless and receiving food stamps, has gone into hiding with her six older children because of death threats, her spokesman said on Wednesday.
Nadya Suleman, 33, has come under mounting public ridicule for expanding her already large family via fertility treatments that led to the January 26 birth of six boys and two girls at a Los Angeles-area hospital.
That criticism has mushroomed as it was reported that she was divorced, living with her parents, unemployed for several years, receiving disability checks for three of her children -- one of whom is autistic -- and collecting nearly $500 a month in food stamps.
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Actions have consequences.
Probably from ‘baby-hating liberals’ orrrrrrr ‘baby mammas’ who don’t like her stealing their cheese.
Whats done is done, I'm sure there are lots of women out there who have had 16 abortions, rather see it turn out this way than that.
Okaaaaay...so, death threats are okay in this case because she deserves it? You can criticize the woman without dismissing death threats as okay for someone like her. I when FR looks DU-ish like this. I apologize if I took your statement the wrong way. It sounds like this is what you’re saying though.
I didn’t send her a death threat, but I did send her my opinion of her welfare fraud in the comment section of her website.
What was the welfare fraud? I didn’t hear it was fraudulent.
Stupidity doesn’t deserve death threats.
It’s fraudulent when you are on food stamps and have enough money to pay thousands for Invitro Fertilization and plastic surgery.
Nobody should tolerate death-threats.
It is not surprising this is happening, though. She epitomizes selfishness and a reckless, endangering attitude about children. She needs mental help, and to give those children away to good homes, not publicity and Jerry Springer style exposure.
No, and apology accepted.
I just think it’s sad and tragic that she honestly thought that her obviously bizarre behavior and fecundity put on public display would not have any negative results.
And that’s all I gotta say about that.
Ah, she exemplifies Palestinian values so well. Can’t we deport the lot of them to Gaza?
14 kids, one sperm donor, unnamed, all 14 through in-vitro, no history of employment; somewhere in the middle of all this is a turkey baster or a syringe and a Penthouse magazine.
Who’s the donor???
It seems to me that this woman needs help right now. I think we should stop picking on her. What’s done is done. What about these kids? The woman is going to need help. No one can take care of eight babies alone. I heard that her mother - the grandmother - is leaving, not that I blame her. I was wondering when California Pro Life Council was going to step up to the plate.
No, but it does justify tubal ligation.
I disagree. No one has a right to force a tubal ligation on another person. Forced sterilization is a very marxist ideal.
What????? People actually openly criticising someone for their inappropriate behavior? What’s this world coming to? A return to the previous century when bad behavior was held as contemptable?
I don’t believe it!! She’s just extending her 15 minutes. When will her book come out??
Death threats are also contemptible.
I agree. The problem is that our Socialist government causes this hatred. If she had these kids and wasn’t on all sort of social services and food stamps (read: OUR MONEY for her INSANITY), she wouldn’t be getting all of this vitriol.
Because then it would be sink or swim.
Instead, you and I are enabling this woman who probably has some real issues to become destructive to herself and her children.
It’s sad to see what socialism brings. And once we get universal healthcare, watch for forced sterilization to become a reality.
I think you’re right...her publicist (which we know she has) must have told her this will up her advance...If I sound cold...it’s because we’ve seen it before...
So, burst the bubble of my sarcasm, would ya?
And forced abortion.
This woman reminds me of the people that "collect" cats etc. The mental illness is the same.
Yeah I’m tired and a bubble burster tonight. ;-)
She needs spiritual and mental health counseling, not death threats. If she can be shown that she would be doing the best thing for the children by adopting some of them out to stable two parent families then that would be a biblical response to her situation. Let them be open adoptions so she wouldn’t have to break all ties with them.
But using this case to argue for taking the children away from her by force because she is on welfare is using a bad case to make bad law. If we are going to start with her then we should start taking millions of children away from the mothers who bore and raised them but who are now on welfare. That’s something a totalitarian regime would do.
LOL. No, I agree that threatening someone with death just because they don’t like what someone has done is reprehensible.
Wouldn't have done this lady any good... she bypassed the normal biological processes, thanks to a quacko fertility doc.
If nature were her only option, this nut would [naturally] be childless. The octogods, however, had other ideas. Still wondering who is the octodaddy (supposedly the donor for the other six)... random idiot or the quacko of Beverly Hills? If the Duggers took these kids, they'd have 32, yet would no doubt be showered with unlimited baby gifts, and America would thank them for getting the crazy lady off the TV.
Jobless, on food stamps, and she has a spokesman? What a crock!
If she could afford in vitro, she could afford to live on her own. She chose in vitro.
I wonder if this case is going to start a “sterilize those on welfare” movement.
The wierdest thing about it is she’s an Angelina Jolie impersonator
There was an old lady
Who lived in a shoe
She had so many kids
Her uterus fell out...OH!
Yes, there comes a point when what’s done is done, and someone needs to help her. Don’t want the pro-death movement to use her as a poster child. The Pro-life movement probably sees her as a liability if they help, but maybe some faith based groups will help. Or is the Pro Life Council one of the faith based one’s? Can’t remember. :) I also think people should be careful criticizing her for taking disability for her disabled children. Many people do that. A disabled child is extremely expensive, and sometimes you just need help.
Actually, we only have her and her "PR consultant's" word about the threats of violence and death.
By definition, the PR firm (wonder who's paying for that) job is to garner as much sympathy for her as possible and they'll go to ANY lengths to do it. It's part of the image makeover.
I wanna hear and see actual copy of these death threats first.
Death threats are both stupid and wrong. Ridicule, on the other hand is entirely appropriate for this welfare leech.
It’s obvious that she is a self centered, selfish, and disturbed young woman.
I hope that the local welfare agencies keep an eye out on what goes on in her home (her parents’ home) for years to come. Those poor children should be put up for adoption, but she is too selfish.....and stupid.
Like I said before, how can an unemployed person pay for in vitro after in vitro after in vitro?
No husband (but already has several children)
ON welfare/food stamps
Who paid for the super-expensive in-vitro that got her those octuplets?
Who is paying for the baby’s medical costs?
What the heck is going on?
I pray for this woman and for her children.
Death threats go a little beyond criticism.
The children shouldn't be taken away because she is on welfare, which incidentally, she denies. She says it's not welfare, it is "help to those who need help."
The children should be taken away for two other reasons:
1. She is obviously mentally unbalanced and out of touch with reality.
2. She is not physically cabable of providing the level of care required to keep 14 children clean, fed and supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not to mention seeing they receive proper health care, doing the housework required to provide them with a clean and healthy home and doing all the other thousands of things necessary to provide a proper homelife and upbringing.
Ooops, my bad. Hard to tell around here sometimes.
Yeah, I’ve done that too.
She carried them and she took the risk of birthing them. When offered a chance to abort some she said no. That’s courage in my book. You don’t take away a woman’s children from her by force without exploring every other option available first; mental and spiritual health counseling, community help, etc. It sets a terrible precedent and gives liberals more of an excuse to interfere in other families’ lives. Then anyone could come into YOUR home and claim you are inbalanced for some reason and take your children away.
Bad cases make bad law. The pro-aborts are already using this case to argue that the pro-life position is irresponsible. Conservatives shouldn’t add flame to the fire.
I agree and most likely not. She’s a con artist.
His name is David Solomon.
Serves her right to suffer! Uber welfare bum...useless sponge. Why should I pick up her tab?