Choice

Two quick hits on the subject of choice and childbearing today. First, a link from the NYT blogs, on the subject of how many children a woman chooses to have. And second (relatedly, and from Melissa at Shakes), FINALLY a sane post about the octuplets in the news this week.

Summary of both articles: women’s decisions about their bodies and whether or not to have children, even eight of them at once, are theirs to make. Everybody else needs to just stay out of their business. (In the case of the octuplets, I do have some questions for her doctors, because I’m a bit baffled that they were not more concerned about her safety, but again – her choice, ultimately, isn’t my business.)

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