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TickledPink our situation are so similar that when I first started reading I thought you knew me! And in the world today the internet is a necessity!
you are so wrong on that. I personally know a lot of men who have custody of their children. yes, if the mother if capable many courts will favor that, but if she is not they prefer that child be in the custody of an actual parent, not a grandparent.
there was never a boo hoo moment in that story, why cry over spilled milked. I don't cry over my life I talk about it as a testimony. I don't consider my ex-husband as an ATM because if that was the case I wouldn't have chose him. Men don't have to carry babies, women do. Women don't take men's right they give them up because i don't know of any women who wouldn't want their child father in that kids life.
There is nothing more irritating to me than a person that supports a cause without a plan. So you get abortions taken away, then what? Children are born in single mother homes, she is barely able to take care of herself, what do you suggest...welfare? Then you complain that all your taxes are being used to support people who sit on their butts and collect checks. Adoption? With times as hard as they are unless you are well to do I don't know to many people who are in that market right now. So now you have a child bouncing from home to home, never knowing what it's like to have a real family or why their mommy didn't love them enough to keep them, what do we tell them? Birth control...certain insurances don't offer that because of religious values. Planned parenthoods are closing across the nation because of funding. The health department offers it, but it's at a cost that some can't afford. Medicaid is only offered to those that are disabled, unemployed, or already pregnant. So for all you people that are out there marching on the state capitol to support your cause what is your plan to HELP? Unless you plan on taking these children in as your own, or providing these mothers with emotional, physical and financial support, then I suggest you mind to your own personal business. I am a single mother of a 4 and 5 year old. In these 5 years I have collected a total of $356 in child support. I work full-time to support my kids and have a very rough time making ends meet, often having to not pay a bill just so that my kids can have shoes or clothes that fit...and that's with shopping Goodwill and Salvation Army. My job does not offer overtime. I can't not accept a pay raise or a promotion because I will lose my state funded daycare which I already struggle to pay with my sliding fees. Getting a second job is not an option, that would not only mean more time away from my children, but having to pay a full daycare fee for the day, and then having to pay someone to watch them at night as well...that defeats the whole purpose. No matter what choices a woman makes in her life a child should never have to pay for that mistake which is what you are doing when you bring an unwanted or unplanned child into this world without a plan, remember, they didn't ask to be here. I get where you're coming from and what you're trying to do, but how would you feel if someone was infringing on your rights to decide on anything? By all means have your opinions, that's your right, but don't try to take from the rights of others #PRO CHOICE#
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