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Woman honored for being pregnant with her 15th child [Feb. 25th, 2005|03:59 pm]
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http://www.drudge.com/weblog/3085/arkansas_honors_mother_pregnant_with_15th_chi.html

Even if overpopulation was of no concern in today's world, is it really necessary to have so many children?
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[User Picture]From: _eevee
2005-02-25 01:31 pm (UTC)
mmmm i dunno. it takes someone very unselfish to have a kid period (getting pregnant, following through, compromising your diet for their growth, going through the pain/work, not going out and partying like you used to, working harder to support them, etc) so i guess going through 15 (which would mean by the time they are all grown up, she'll be a hard working mom for atleast 35 years if she's LUCKY- could be longer) is quite a feat.

but i see what you're saying, it is strange... but my ex-boyfriends grandmother had 12, and she remembers the experience very fondly. i guess it depends. if you loved every minute of being a mom, i guess you wouldn't want it to end and you'd stretch as far as you could go. there's other factors too... like wanting to have a child later in life but not knowing if you can- lets say your fertility isn't great to begin with, yaknow? so you just keep trying. maybe she just doesn't have the heart to abort? whatever the case... there is SOMETHING about it to be honored. even if we don't like it. as long as my taxes aren't feeding them and keeping them warm and they do it themselves, i think it's ok...
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-02-25 01:49 pm (UTC)
Even so, I can't quite comprehend having that many children... :\

Even if overpopulation in general wasn't an issue, even if the parents could provide for (on their own) so many children without relying on government assistance...

A definite issue with having so many, is that within the past 50-100 years especially, humans have become more and more consumptive of resources including limited ones such as oil (for example). Humans are more and more wasteful (everytime I have to buy and then throw away products with packaging that isn't easily biodegradable, I cringe), even if they don't mean to be.

My own maternal grandmother had 6, but she (unsuccessfully) tried to self-abort the 6th. My paternal grandmother had 5, but they were all 4-5 years apart, I believe.

I dunno. :x
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-02-25 05:11 pm (UTC)
Personally I think 3 kids should be enough for anyone. Two to "replace" the parents and one to keep the human race going. Not to mention it's very draining on most peoples' finances to have even one child, much less 15.
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[User Picture]From: rushifaa
2005-02-25 01:35 pm (UTC)
That is...ick. TOO MANYYYY. How do you have time to even have sex after the first few kids?!
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-02-25 01:41 pm (UTC)
Why are they HONORING her for being a breeder sow? Ick. :/
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From: verschwiegen
2005-02-25 01:52 pm (UTC)
yeah would be nice if they honored those that had no children...
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-02-25 01:50 pm (UTC)
*looks at your icon* We should just all be gay. *snerk* :P
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-02-25 05:09 pm (UTC)
Next order of business is to convince Brian to undergo a sex change. XD
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[User Picture]From: xxevenstar
2005-02-25 11:00 pm (UTC)
they have to populate the homeland! hehehe.
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