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Grandad aged 29; Britain's Teen Pregnancy Problem

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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 03:12 PM
Two things irritate me about this story. Firstly I thought we had a law about underage sex and yet we reward young lawbreakers. We generally assasinate them for breaking other laws and producing a baby is a huge thing, its not taking a car seriousness its much more important.

Also, I know we have a recession but Grandfather - on the dole - the father probably never earned a penny and the lass herself, hardly a contributor towards any of the things the State is going to have to provide for these people. Where do people get off thinking they can jump the queues for housing and gaily squat on the State.

By the way I think our government has deliverately flooded this country with immigrants purely to quietly drive down our wages. An example of this is that work for plumbers has virtually dried up in our part of Dorset because of an excess of 'pontinentals' bearing plungers.

I have a friend who lives on a large council estate. There are four generations of her family living there along with numerous uncles, cousins and aunts all dotted around her. All used the having a baby and homeless transportation system into a very cheap cosy house, with no upkeep or repairs.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 06:32 PM
My opinion on the matter is, if the baby will be well taken care of then more power to them. Pretty wild to be a grandfather already and not even 30 years old.

There is one thing that I can't understand about the story. At first, the hospital people thought the 29 year old grandfather was actually the father of the baby being born, and that prompted them to make him prove his age. Why did they make him prove that he is over the age of 16? What if he was in fact the father, and he was in fact under 16? Would they prevent him from being present at the birth of his own child? If that's the case that would be insane to me.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by dave0davidson

bloody hell thats a good point
no porn till you are 18 legally
but watchin your child beaing born at 15
mmmm new set of standards on the horizon i reckon

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 07:13 PM
it really is not a big deal peeps, they look happy together and have a lovely child. I hope all goes well for them..

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 07:59 PM
Here in America, in the north east, the norm for the section 8 welfare types is about 2-5 kids a piece. I am sure that brings in a nice sum every month, especially since they don't pay for any essentials. Generations of people that have grown up thinking this is a way of life, disturbing to say the least. As far as I know the UK has had some of the same problems for decades, but your communist government has allowed it to continue.?

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:04 PM
reply to post by acrux

I know who said what, hence why the space between both comments. So to you i say, EPIC FACE PALM.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:12 PM
I'm gonna throw this into the works, even though I agree it is still wrong, and I believe people should wait until they are grown up themselves (say 20's) before they have kids........but........nature obviously intended humans to give birth at that age, hence why the body undergoes the changes and is capable of doing so at that age.

Wrong yes, but we are after all animals, and it is society that deems it wrong, not nature.

Again though, 20's and maturity definatley before having children.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by influx.destruction

SO basicly, about 16,000 babies were murdered in an abortion? How come that isnt the biggest problem hmm???? Do the babies get they say in if they get to live or not ? HOw come they are the problem, when it was the mother, or the teen screwing up and getting pregnant.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 02:24 AM
reply to post by davesmart

Hehe, glad to lighten the mood a bit!

Now, lets just hope my missus didn't see that post.....

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:00 AM
I think the way to help the under age pregnancy rate maybe to hold the parents and grandparents financial responsible for the up bringing of the offspring. We all pretty much know what causes pregnancy (for those who don't... film at 11:00 PM) , we know how to prevent it, the reasons why don't matter. I didn't have my first child until I was 37 (probably because I;m damn ugly) no really I waited because I was to busy and selfish. But the upside is I was more patient which means I handle my kid screwing up without loosing my mind. Downside I'm in my mjd 50s and still not a grandpa

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:05 AM
Having kids early might not be such a bad idea these days.

Much of generation y probably isn't going to have social security and a good pension to rely on in their old age so they will need to have kids to care of them.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:11 AM
Fourteen or fifteen year olds having sex is not new, years ago the pregnant girl would be sent away to a mother and baby unit, a convent or other family members, she would give birth and then the child taken away from her to be given up for adoption.

Most European country's do not prosecute for underage sex if there is no more than three years in age difference, in the Netherlands this is from age twelve.

What is needed is better sex education, in Switzerland they provide small condoms for twelve year olds.I do not advocate this but maybe we have to be realists and acknowledge that kids once reaching puberty are sexual creatures.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:22 AM
Britain's teen pregnancy problem? Nonsense!! Simply evolution in progress - threatened indiginous population responding to rising population of invasive species by breeding!

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:47 AM
I've met several people in the U.S. who said they fathered or mothered a child in their mid-teens. And they're not from the UK. Therefore, I think it is a happening in many other parts of the world as well.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 03:14 PM

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