Media's big boo boo
I'm still laughing. I think it's hilarious!
When it was first announced that a woman had given birth to 8 babies; the media went on a frenzy to find out more about her..... even though she wished to remain anonymous. There were all kinds of questions about the morality of invetro firtilization for a woman who already had 6 children. Especially for a single, unemployed woman.
When the media was asking all kinds of questions of the doctors about the morality of giving a woman with children more babies by the invetro method.... I kept thinking why should they care how many babies this woman wanted. How she chooses to get pregnant is her choice.... not the doctors. No one in the media ever questions the right of the Duggers to keep having more children. Not one person in the media ever asked Mr and Mrs Dugger..... don't you think 18 is enough? No! Instead the media invites the Duggers to be on their tv show with all of their children. The media celebrates the fact that Mrs Dugger is expecting baby number 19.
The media kept asking..... how will this new mother of 8 support 14 kids if she is unemployed and single. So exactly when did the dictionary meaning of the words..... single and unemployed..... come to mean..... poor, uneducated, and on welfare? Yes, I know in society this is the way people view a single unemployed mothers with lots of children these days. But why should it be this way?
The hilarious part is that the woman is not an uneducated welfare mother. The reporters had it all wrong. She is single because she and the babies' father chose not to get married. Lots and lots of couples choose not to marry and still have children together. Hundreds of thousands of people have been layed off lately which means they are now unemployed.... am I right? Being unemployed doesn't automatically mean a person is signing up for welfare or that they have never gotten an education does it?
The media kept asking the doctors why a selective abortion wasn't done to get rid of some of the babies instead of letting her have eight? Well, not everyone is in favor of abortions. That's why we have the big debate over whether a woman has a right to choose isn't it? So where are the right to life people now? Why aren't they in the media defending this woman's choice not to selectively abort?
Yes, I'm still laughing at the big boo boo of the media. This woman is not poor and on welfare nor is the father poor. They both have the financial means to support the children. This woman has chosen to be a stay at home mother. And why shouldn't she be allowed to make this choice like everyone else? Many women have chosen to be stay at home mothers and no one ever questions their choice. This woman is not uneducated. She is attending college and working toward getting her PHD.
If the media got this story so very wrong.... isn't it possible they are wrong about other things too? I don't think I will look at the news in quite the same way any more.
Oh, and before I forget.... I'm still working on the next quilt.