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The big debate: All about babies

‘I am so tired of couples using doctor intervention to conceive a child, winding up with multiples, and then saying they don’t have enough money to pay for them.’

The story: A Tucson couple, already the parents of two children, await the birth of quadruplets, the result of a $12,000 in vitro fertilization. The couple has set up a Wells Fargo account to accept donations to help pay for the little bundles of joy.

Your take: Two kids plus four more on the way equals a financial burden that doesn’t add up for the members of the Citizen’s online community. Scattered among the well-wishers were several readers who found the couple a little thoughtless. “If you can’t feed them, don’t breed them,” Sherrie S. says. And Ali F. points out: “$12,000 in the bank for the two children (the mom) already had would have made a nice college fund.”

When mom, baby share a bed
The story: In a column, Opinion Editor Billie Stanton defends cosleeping – when a young child sleeps beside his mother – in light of the death of a 3-week-old Tucson boy who may have been cosleeping with his mom.

Your take: Defenders of the practice argue that vigilance is the key. K.C. “was always aware” of her daughter next to her. And SV Girl R. notes an unintended consequence of cosleeping: After more than three years, “I can’t get (my daughter) out of our bed.”

For Tuesday, Sept. 25

1 Public can take a look at four downtown hotel plans.

2 Family’s instant Brady Bunch on the way.

3 Jeffs convicted on rape counts, may spend life in prison.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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