Re: teen mothers

Wayne Hayes (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:26:04 -0500

"Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)> writes:
>>> 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.

>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.

But was it *offered*, or was it *required*, to give up your child
if you stayed at Falwell's place? It's not a good idea if it's
required; that's called coercion.

Could you point me to the statistics that say prisons are full of
single-parent children? I know quite a few single-parent children
(I'm one of them) that grew up just fine. I feel more sorry for
my mother (since she gave up *everything* for 20 years to raise me)
than I do for me.