At the risk of sounding callous and apart from the obvious comments of hoping the babies all survive and are healthy etc...("The babies were nine weeks premature, a factor that had medical experts warning of dangers ahead. Premature babies are more at risk from lung, stroke and intestinal problems.") is there anything 'good' about the news that the mother of recently born octuplets - for which she had fertility treatment - already has six children UNDER 8 years old (7, 6, 5, 3, and 2-year-old twins). They may all grow up to be perfect and cost the taxpayers nothing at all...but should there be limits on who can receive fertility treatments? IMHO, yes there should.