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Father of octuplets' mother calls her "absolutely irresponsible"

The father of octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman is the latest to speak out, and he had some harsh words for his daughter.

Speaking on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," Ed Doud questioned the mental state of Suleman and criticizes both Suleman and the Beverly Hills doctor who provided her with fertility treatment as being "absolutely irresponsible."

Suleman, 33, gave birth to octuplets even though she already had six other children. Many have questioned how Suleman can care for the 14 children when she doesn't have a job and lives in her mother's three-bedroom house.

"You know what? She needs help. I say to everybody now -- people, we do need help," he said. "Do not punish my daughter for what she had done and do not punish the babies, because they were given by God."

Asked about his daughter's decision to have 14 children, Doud said: "Now I'm no psychiatrist, but I question her mental situation."

Suleman's mother has also criticized her daughter.

"I was actually very upset that my daughter had gone and done this in vitro," Angela Suleman told CBS News. "But after I saw them, you know, I thought, my goodness, these are my grandchildren. They're so tiny and fragile. I'll have to be there for them, you know, like I was for the others."

-- Shelby Grad

Previously on L.A. Now

Octuplets' mother gets a giant babysitting offer

House where octuplets' mom lives is in danger of foreclosure

Octuplets' mom identifies her fertility clinic in Beverly Hills

Octuplets story takes surreal turns, including You Tube video

Comments () | Archives (55)

Wow, what a hateful world I am bringing my unborn (naturally conceived) child into. My friend just delivered twin babies today. They just so happened to be IVF, and to say that they are not God-given is hurtful to say the least, and I am not a religious person. IVF children are no less human than the rest of us and the Suleman kids do not deserve the type of public animosity demonstrated in this forum.

I do not condone what Nadya and her doctors have done and I strongly believe that all 14 children should be put up for adoption by people who can truly nurture and care for them. And that doctor should lose his license STAT!

This story will never end and Nadya will try to sponge all tax payers. There are many people who are homeless, or barely getting by in this economy, and they are the ones that she be given assistance. These babies should be put up for adoption. How could anyone in their right mind have so many children. This is a plot by the Doctor and Nadya to cash in. If Oprah helps this women, she is out of her mind!

Nadya needs to talk to other parents of famous multiple children to get her facts straight. First off, those families were ENDEARED (liked) and supported while the children were babies. Once the children grew into toddlers most of the free money dried up and the parents (two of them) were on their own. I feel for the children. I'm sure that we'll be hearing of her antics far into the future.

"I'll have to be there for them, you know, like I was for the others."

Said Nadya's mother. Spoken like a true enabler and codependent. Dysfunction raised to new heights of grotesqueness. Her one mitigation is that Nadya never even told her until she was showing. Of course you can't leave the good doctor out of the picture. "There are only six left, Nadya." "I know. I feel in a party mood. Let's do all six!" "Righty-o. Nurse!"

This was totally irresponsible! It's one thing for an infertile couple who have been trying to conceive every other way and desperately want a child and are financially able to do so, go through this procedure. But for this doctor to do this procedure on a single woman who was unemployed and with 6 children under the age of 7 at the time already, was completely ludicrous. Where are his ethics? Instead of doing the procedure, he should have recommended a shrink! What is the Medical board or the Government doing to prevent this sort of irresponsibility from happening again? Maybe that doctor would think twice about doing another irresponsible procedure if he were made to support all of her children.

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