Originally posted by sc2099
Ann does like to push the envelope but she makes some points I agree with.
First, anyone who's cracked a ladies' magazine in the last 10 years must know how left leaning they are, and because of this they are constantly
promoting single motherhood. They make it seem that a single parent upbringing isn't missing anything of a mother and father upbringing, which simply
I do not read magazines, but I would wager they may not be promoting, so much as discussing what is already a part of our society. There is a
difference between supporting single mothers, and espousing single motherhood as an idea--it is much like support the troops, hate the war.
Which leads me to my next point. The best mother in the world by herself is not as good as a good mother paired with a good father. Kids need a
mother and a father otherwise they just can't get all the instruction they need to become the best people they can be.
That assumes that the good single mom's counterpart is also a good parent. Many are not, thus the reason why they are 'single.'
If one parent in the relationship is abusive or unstable, the other should not think they have to stay with them because it will be "better for the
child." Even if there is no physical danger involved, nothing is worse for a child than seeing their parents fight.
A child's stability comes from seeing his parents strong and calm. This is destroyed if the parents fight or one parent cannot get his act together.
In these kinds of cases it IS better for one parent to raise him.
Think about this... which is more preferable? A child raised by a single parent, or a child raised by both parents where one will hit, molest, or
emotionally abuse him?
Of course it's not always possible, but Ann is right when she says that for women to willfully bring children into the world alone is
downright selfish. And this is a common enough occurrence otherwise sperm banks wouldn't be in existence.
And the men having sex with those women had nothing to do with bringing the child into the world. OK, gotcha.
Sperm banks also serve infertile couples. Do these happily married and stable people not deserve children because some "undesirable" might bring a
child into the world?
Obviously no one gets married intending to lose their spouse or get divorced, but these aren't the people Ann is talking about. She's talking
about women who never intended to get married, and probably never intended to have a child but didn't use protection and just let the chips fall
where they may.
I didn't hear her say that, maybe you have a source to another interview where she stated that?
Anyways, it is irrelevant, as one of the View ladies said, if that is actually her position, she should be promoting birth control of some kind rather
than attacking those who have already conceived.
It's really backwards. To people like Ann, these women are damned if they have sex and use birth control, damned if they get pregnant and get an
abortion, but also damned if they get pregnant and keep the child.