My piece on the octuplets here has produced a firestorm of comments from my readers.

Many have said the mother had no business doing this. One writer said 6+8=reprehensible behavior. Others have been outraged by the financial burden placed on the taxpayers who have to pay for the medical care added to the fact that the fertility procedures costs thousands of dollars.

All were agreed that the Doctor was reckless in his practice and should be held accountable, lose his license to practice and have to pay medical expenses.

What do you think?

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Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.