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The Oct Tot Mom

Whatever the origin of the Suleman octuplets, their mother is exhibiting classic low-SES behavior.  Mothers of low socio-economic status often espose a “gardening” view of parenting, asserting that children need love, good food, and a warm home.  High-SES mothers often take a “mission” view of parenting, focusing on some goal later in live they want their children to achieve (say, a college degree, a stable life, helping other people in a professional role, founding their own solid family, or some other goal).  Because low-SES children are often caught in a vicious cycle, we can expect similar views out of the 14 Suleman children when they reach reproductive age.

Suleman said she is a good mother.

“Im providing myself to my children. Im loving them unconditionally, accepting them unconditionally,” she told Curry. “Everything I do, Ill stop my life for them and be present with them. And hold them. And be with them. And how many parents do that? Im sure there are many that do, but many dont. And thats unfortunate. That is selfish.”

‘Phenomenal risk’

Suleman said she was fully aware of the risks of carrying eight fetuses. “Those are my children, and that’s what was available,” she said. “It’s a gamble.”

via Octuplet mom defends ‘unconventional’ choices – Parenting & Family – MSNBC.com.

However, the reaction of TV hosts indicates shock that Suleman’s pregnancy was not properly “regulated.”  This is a good thing. Large-scale eugenics and SES-improving programs will require the regulation of reproduction on the part of those whose traits we do not wish to perpetuate, at least until gene therapy and stem therapy comes online. The Oct Tot Mom presents a rare opportunity when an out-of-control human breeder creates outrage among the general population.  

I earlier thought that Obama will become the President most likely to cause a eugenics program in the United States , because national health care naturally makes health everyone’s responsibility.  However, Obama is a Democrat, and Democrat are more eager to regulate industry in resposne to outrages in any case.  It is possible that the Oct Tot Mom fallout causes Democrats to create some regulations which will start us down the role to shaping genotypes in the United States