A lady has 6 kids. She decides she wants more.
Why? Beats the hell out of me.
She gets in vitro fertilization (she is single and apparently none of her friends qualify as worthy donors for the old fashioned method.
She has a Farmer in the Dell level of eggs put in her conveyor belt / uterus. Winds up with 8 bundles of joy. So that brings the grand total to 14 (just in case you don't feel like doing the math).
It gets better...
She is currently a student, and does not work. She has no health insurance. The octuplets are in NICU since even her center ring tent sized incubator bits are not designed to hold an NCAA Division 1 basketball starting lineup with regular bench rotation reserves - sized litter of kids. A state that has already issued IOU's in lieu of state tax refunds is footing the bill.
Oh, we're not done yet...
The mother (who in public interviews has stated that she has no intentions of seeking help or assistance from the state - even though we already knew they would be footing the bill for them to be nursed from their premature birth until they are ready to go home) is already on food stamps for her phalanx of offspring.
Now it comes out that 3 of the original 6 little ankle biters are special needs patients.