Why is the right so silent about Octomom being on welfare with 14 children?
It would seem that Nadya Suleman would be a regular talking point for the anti welfare, pro life crowd. She seems to meet all of their desires for unlimited childbirth and makes them furious at the same time!
"Pro-life" doesn't necessarily mean seeking out ways to have as many kids as possible, all at once. I certainly don't speak for the whole "right," but being pro-life and advocating for fertility-treatment-induced, multiple births are two different things. I suspect that disconnect is the reason for what you call "silence."
Also, I take issue with your phrase "their desires for unlimited childbirth." "Pro-life" means not aborting an unborn child because it's inconvenient for you to have one; Suleman WANTED kids, pursued fertility treatments, and allowed a doctor to implant all those embryos, willingly. I am definitely pro-life, but would never do what she did because I know my own limits--both personal and financial. What she did was unwise.
This, at least, is my take on the situation.
Oh come on. We know that the pro life movement is paranoid about becoming a racial minority. But to declare war on women without answering for their own messes is going to far.
Xenonlit: You are continuing to generalize about a "movement" you know nothing about. This is no war on women; this is a war against murdering children.
Very well answered SJ - I completely agree with your approach to this question!
Xenonlit's comment is truly assumptive and distorts reality to support her fantasy that conservatives are some evil conglomerate. There is no war on women. Pro-life people>paranoid>"racial" minority, huh? Make a cogent argument, this isn't Face
Bull. I do more research and analysis in a week than most right wingers in their lifetimes. The tactics of judge, attack, lie and deny is not working on the American people any more. Know what you're talking about before you talk.
I'm an Independent, so I am right and left wing. I flap them both and take right off. Who is worried about her? She is a personality on paparazzi TV. I am concerned with the moms in my community who are struggling. No matter how they got there, they need a way out.
Most conservatives recognize society's responsibility to ensure the welfare of children no matter how reckless and parasitic their dysfunctional parents are. Furthermore, criticizing a single mother is never a good political move. I don't know what your statement about conservative's "desires for unlimited childbirth" means. Do you propose limiting childbirth? Forced abortions? Pro-life is based on morality not politics. I myself don't pay much attention to the voyeuristic exploitation of idiots for entertainment so this woman is of little concern to me. I just don't want to subsidize her irresposibility.
Great question! Although those who have opposing views don't like to admit it, the fact remains, there is a war on women and it is perpetrated by the right. So...why aren't they asking for Octomom to be drug tested and God knows what else? The most amazing thing about the pro life movement is the overwhelming majority of males who attempt to inflict their skewed views on the rest of society. Well, brace yourselves because the MAJORITY has had enough and will fight back tooth and nail come November. Okay...bring on the down votes because I speak the truth.
Can you back up your statement that there is a war on women? Not giving someone something for free cannot equate to a war on women. Pro life is simply about protecting innocent human life.
I see what you mean, pagesvoice! the comeback to your comment is the same specious argument that is boring us all to death. It is as evil to have babies that can't be cared for as it is to neglect and kill the children who have been born.
Xenolit, even though there is a difference between responsible childbearing and aborting children as part of population control, the political right will not subject its minions to the fine distinctions. They would much rather champion this woman's desire to bring life into the world even if it is irresponsible over confusing the red meat crowd with nuanced mixed messages. This woman is a poster child, I certainly know that the rabid right would not be so accomodating to say an unwed mother in the inner city who finds herself under comparable circumstance.
Rightwingers are so transparent in regards to their reasoning....
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
It behooves me that those who claim to be pro-life are oftentimes pro-war and pro-death penalty. Also, these people who believe that any woman who becomes pregnant, should have the baby no matter what circumstances the mother is in. Furthermore, these prolifers are often...
by Josak 4 years ago
I have head this bit of nonsense a bit recently and will do my best to clear it up (it's not complicated).The maternity care cost in the ACA is not in case you as a 70 year old man get pregnant (obviously) it's there to pay for maternity treatment for anyone who actually does need it which means...
by My Esoteric 3 months ago
One of the favorite claims by the Right-wing is that once a citizen receives welfare, they are wedded to it for life. Now I know (hope) that is just so much hyperbole but the point they are making is that once welfare is given, it is a long-term affair.Can any of you who believe that PROVE...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Why do some pro-lifers INCESSANTLY PUSH their particular beliefs on those who are pro-choiceregarding abortion to the point of cyberbullying, even trolling the latter, trying to make them believing the way these pro-lifers do? Why do these pro-lifers insist that they are RIGHT in their...
by Stump Parrish 7 years ago
What's in a name? When you take the lack of education and common sense that is being so common place in this country, it's everything. Tke politics for example, We sarted out having Dems and Repubs, Then it became liberal and conservative and now it's the left and the right. Why is this a problem...
by H C Palting 2 years ago
What percentage of pro-lifers financially support kids through age 18 who were at risk of abortion?I believe that couples should NOT CREATE A CHILD if either of them is uncertain that they want, can afford or financially support a child. I also believe that people should have the right to choose...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|