Sex Ed in Higher Ed

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Mad, Bad, and Sad

Now I'm really mad. Are they fucking kidding with this one!? Boston Catholic Charities is no longer providing adoption services because a gay person might adopt a baby. Okay, things cannot go this way (oh, I'm sorry, I guess they already have.) First, we're going to make abortion illegal in every state in this pathetic hopeless country, then many of the major adoption service providers are going to close up shop. Now then, tell me, exactly what a teenage girl who is unfortunately knocked up to do? So many of the abortion foes like to say, "Well, there's always adoption." And you know what? I don't think adoption is a bad thing. I think it can be a legitimate option for many people. But I never thought it should be the only option and now maybe not even one at all? And perhaps my logic isn't the best, but they're worried that gay people might not make the best parents? Let's see, who should be given the Year's Worst Parent Award? Not gays - at least not this year.

Oh, and for those who don't study unplanned pregnancies for a living, here's a little stat for you from the Alan Guttmacher Institute (and it's not just more liberals spinning stats to go their way- the CDC says the same thing): Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Half. Fifty percent, folks. That's a hell of a lot of unwanted children being brought into this already overcrowded world.

I better watch some really crappy reality TV this weekend, because all this real reality is really bringing me down.


Blogger liberalbanana said...

That is really sad. I can't imagine there would be any person who is gay and a member of that church any more; what a slap in the face. What ever happened to love thy neighbor? Good will? The article quoted them as saying kids placed in same-sex homes "would be deprived of the experience of either fatherhood or motherhood." Isn't the most important thing to have loving parents??

March 10, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger ColoradoCastaway said...

kids placed in no home miss out on both don't they, how about babies placed in dumpsters cause the girl couldn't get an abortion.

March 10, 2006 4:40 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

De-lurking finally...

The scariest part of the "Year's Worst Parent Award" article:
"He said that he had to lock her in her room to protect himself and enable her five siblings to sleep at night."


First of all, what are these people doing with FIVE more kids? Second of all, how messed up are those kids going to be? Which one is going to be the next one found dead?

People scare me.

March 13, 2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Teacher lady said...

Sara, thanks for de-lurking! Sorry it was due to such a scary article. Yeah, the "mother" (and I use the term loosely) was 27 years old and had SEVEN kids. I don't know where the sixth one was. Foster care? Just because you have the equipment folks, doesn't mean you're required to use it.

March 13, 2006 2:10 PM  
Blogger Schietto Sister said...

I think it is absoulutely ridiculous. How ironic that this is occuring in Boston. Hello, people, Cardianl Law!?!?! However, I want to point out that unplanned doesn't necessarily equate to unwanted. Plenty of unplanned pregnancies occur for couples who were planning on having children, but just not at that exact moment (I am one of them.)

March 14, 2006 2:10 PM  

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