January 7, 2010
A Massachusetts woman, Tessa Savicki, 35, is suing the physicians, nurses and the medical center she says tied her tubes without her consent after the birth of her ninth child. Savicki has been attacked for being a single octo-mom plus one (of course not all at one time) who is on public assistance and who now is outraged at the "medical mistake" made by the medical center.
We don't know if there were good medical reasons for the tubal ligation. As the facts come out, we will learn more, but for now, let's be clear about where the moral responsibility lies.
Link: Blog on bioethics.net