Re: teen mothers

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 15:35:31 -0800 (PST)

>> Note: the Rev Falwell used to have a place (don't know if it's
>> still open) where unwed pregnant teens could stay untill their
>> babies were born, they were then (the babies) put up for adoption.
>> Monstrous....
> Exactly why is it monstrous for immature teenage mothers to be
> encouraged to put their babies up for adoption where they can be raised
> in two parent homes with more mature people? I think it is idiotic for a
> teenage girl to think she is doing the best thing for her child (or
> herself) by trying to raise it without a father.
> ...
> I never thought I would agree with Jerry Falwell on anything!

Sounds like a good idea to me too; I can't imagine why anyone
would think that offering young mothers this option was a bad
thing in any way. Now I do understand why some people would
have a problem with the "pregnancy counseling clinics" set up
by fundies that only counsel what the church approves of--that
is being less than honest. But if such an organization clearly
acknowledges its religious affiliation, more power to them.
It's not as if clinics like Planned Parenthood don't also have
a strong religious bias--though pragmatism isn't generally
recognized as the religious doctrine it is.

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