The article reminded me of a girl I went to high school with. Her "obsessions" were based around abortions and being raped. She had such elaborate stories about funerals and naming her dead babies every week. Every week, it was a new baby who was at an age and weight that equaled a 6 month stillborn. She claimed to be raped every day by different men, who would sneak her and her aunt into bars every night. That is how she became pregnant every week.
What I think started it all was a girl we went to school with actually had a miscarriage. Hers was at a later date and was a result of a rape. She was going to have the baby, but it didn't survive. I think that after she seen how much sympathy the girl had from people, she wanted it also. She never had friends and was almost desperate to get them any way she could.
It has been years since I talked to the girl. She is still a pathological liar and tries to corner me whenever she sees me, acting manic as she tries to quickly tell me about her newest miscarriage and marriage.
As people from our graduating class became married, she started claiming a ton of marriages on her Facebook. No one was really buying her miscarriage stories anymore, so she needed something new.