Thursday, February 12, 2009

There's That Whole "Culture of Life" Again

Death Threats Mount Against Octuplet Mom

Los Angeles police say they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman.

Police Lt. John Romero says Thursday that officers are meeting with Suleman's publicist Mike Furtney about the flood of angry phone calls and e-mail messages.

Word that the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother is receiving public assistance to care for the 14 children she conceived through in vitro fertilization has stoked furor among many people.

Furtney says 500 new e-mails were received early Thursday.

Fortney says Suleman is living in an undisclosed location and spends time with all of her kids every day.

Look, I think the woman's an idiot. I think doing in vitro when you're single and unemployed is a really boneheaded move. But that's a far cry from threatening to kill the woman because she's on public assistance. And of course, killing her will do nothing to take the kids off the welfare rolls.

But it's good to see that there are some folks in the world who aren't assholes:

He says not all of the calls are angry. One family from the Midwest has invited Suleman and her brood to live on their farm.


Tom Panek said...

I think she's an idiot too, one with a lot of chutzpah, to be setting up a website for donations. I won't send her money, but there's no doubt she will rake it in. Besides, she is from California, so what can you expect?

Celine said...

Ah yes, the "Culture of Life" that's so concerned about every fetus, but doesn't give a shit about the kids once they're born.

Tom Panek said...

Well, if they were Pro-choice, it might eliminate another of their favorite topics - welfare mothers and children...