An Australian IVF patient is pregnant with her second set of quadruplets, and criticism is falling on the doctor involved. His response:
"I defend it in that what I did was to try and get this couple pregnant in the best way possible. There was always a slight risk of two or even three babies but I didn't expect to get four. It's certainly not something I wanted to achieve.
"The couple came back for more babies so soon because it took them 18 cycles to fall pregnant last time. You just cannot be absolute with this game," he said.
That is certainly true. There was no way of predicting quadruplets, as far as I know. However, they already had five children. They're in a first-world nation -- why do they need more than five?
"Warren is a fantastic doctor and a wonderful man and without him we can't have children," said Darren Chalk. "A lot of people might criticise, but we wanted a big family and we're really happy."
Ick. Someone else ranted about this better than I can (from Spinnwebe): "It's less people, not more, you planet-killing morons."