Octuplet mom hard to defend

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist

We finally found something that conservatives and liberals alike can agree on — the disapproval, to put it mildly, over Nadya Suleman’s parenting choices. Forget the debate surrounding the stimulus plan and the economic downfall. Leave it to Suleman to unite the nation in criticizing her.

In the last week, every time I’ve read the news, I saw a picture of this 33-year-old unemployed, single mother of 14, who recently gave birth to octuplets. The most popular headlines on web sites are all about Suleman: “Octuplets’ mom enrages California taxpayers” or, “Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman on food stamps.”