Started by LutherMan, November 13, 2015, 03:41:57 PM
Quote"If I had a child now, we'd be in absolute poverty," said Ms. Garza, who scrapes by on the G.I. Bill while pursuing a degree in social work and who described her own childhood as one of extreme hardship. "It wouldn't be fair to the child."
Quote from: Bergs on February 26, 2016, 08:56:42 PMThe New York Times ran an article on the upcoming case a couple of days ago.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/us/whole-womans-health-v-hellerstedt-supreme-court.html?_r=0This statement by the young woman having an abortion is breathtaking. Quote"If I had a child now, we'd be in absolute poverty," said Ms. Garza, who scrapes by on the G.I. Bill while pursuing a degree in social work and who described her own childhood as one of extreme hardship. "It wouldn't be fair to the child."How many millions of children grow up in poverty (including the mother in this case)? This is the saddest thing I have read in a long time. It's more fair to kill the child than let the child grow up in poverty. I think of my own father (who grew up in total poverty) going to college on the G.I. bill and my 19 year old mother (who grew up in total poverty) working as a waitress in a greasy spoon restaurant for a tiny wage right up until time came to give birth to my sister. They lived in a tiny quonset hut on the edge of the North Dakota prairie that had served as temporary officer housing during WWII. They were in total poverty. My sister is an attorney today living in a lovely home on the lake with her husband of 40+ years, launched 2 chldren, enjoys 4 grandchildren...well 5 if you count the one in the hopper. Ms. Garza...this was also a possibility for your child.And if the mother did not want to risk that poverty for her child...there are plenty of middle class and wealthy families that would have loved to adopt that baby.Brian J. BergsMinneapolis, MN