Children Having Children
Guess what the solution to this problem should be, according to liberals.
“The really surprising thing in this report, first of all, is that there are so many foster care children that are having children,” said Betsy Gotbaum, the city’s public advocate. “The second concern is that there is a lack of standardized training for these kids and for their foster parents – and that is the city’s responsibility.”
Still, Sharman Stein, director of communications for the agency, said she did not want to quibble about details. “Our focus has been on making sure that these young moms and moms-to-be have all the services they need,” she said, “and we have not focused as much on the overall number, which is always in flux.”
So it doesn’t matter how many unwed mothers there are, or if that number keeps increasing. After all, who are we to tell these girls to keep their legs closed? Let’s just keep sucking on the taxpayers teat. That pretty much sums up the ACLU’s view of teen pregnancy. They have filed a lawsuit on May 15 against HHS, accusing the Bush administration of spending federal tax dollars on an abstinence education program that promotes Christianity.
Now call me a cold-hearted bitch, but there is something to be said about shame and ostracism. Unfortunately though, there is no longer a stigma attached to birthing babies out of wedlock (or sleeping around for that matter). I mean, what business does a 13 year old unmarried girl in foster care have raising a child? It’s just a recipe for more crime. Apparently the crime rate for NYC school girls is now up, despite the overall decline of the city’s crime rate.
When will people learn?