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Father of octuplets' mother calls her "absolutely irresponsible"

February 20, 2009 |  7:37 am

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