Does anyone else get the feeling that the hidden message to this story is:
Breeding is good, breed like this woman!
What the fuck are these people thinking? Fifteen kids? 15 kids in 16 years (even including a couple of pairs of twins) means that she's been pregnant for most of the time since she started having kids (about 61% of the time I think). Fortunately the family seems to be well off financially, but I think these folks are taking the whole "family values" thing way too far. Honestly I would say that they're well into the range where they just can't pay as much attention to each of their kids as they deserve and that's just fucked up. It's one thing if a single mom has trouble spending "quality time" with her kid(s), but these idiots probably probably have similar problems and it's because they just keep having more kids. That's fucked up.
These folks really need to stop and think about their batallion of kids before popping out another one (or six).
Now don't get me wrong, I think having kids can be a very cool thing. If people feel up to the task of raising a family then they have my utmost respect, but in this day and age, 15 kids and the "we might have more" mentality is textbook breeder in the worst sense. Those people have no regard for their kids and their welfare, they've just gotten it into their heads that they want more kids without stopping to appreciate the ones they do have. They might say they love all of their kids equally but how do they come up with the time to spend with them? Just because they say that they love them doesn't mean that they can show that by being good parents to each and every one of their kids. Each kidlet needs and deserves to be more than just a number in some twisted overpopulation scheme.
There just aren't enough hours in the day to properly care for each kidlet and this woman gets a "young mother of the year" award? Did she get extra points because she can pop them out in bulk? Damn, these people scare me.