Quote: I speak out so fervently in favor of abortion
This is why: http://ktla.com/2014/02/04/couple-kept-3-year-olds-body-in-freezer-police/#axzz2sSsobAW2
When I taught at the community college, there were young "mothers" who gave birth during their junior or senior years of high school. Their literacy level was usually between 3rd and 7th grade. They generally sat in classes and texted. Their attention spans weren't long enough or strong enough for them to parent. They lived with the boyfriends who were not always the fathers of their infants/toddlers.
When asked to write an argument, they wrote about how immoral abortion is, self-righteously ignoring their total inability to provide a real home for their children.
Who decides what a 'real home' is? You? Keep dreaming, because there are many many definitions for what a real home is. Is there love? Some sense of direction?
These young women are at the very least in some way attempting to raise their child, not just throwing the child over to the local foster care agency or to the government to raise the child in some way. Perhaps that is not good enough for you. Well, too damned bad.
Your bemoaning of them living with some boyfriend who is not always the father of the child is insane to put it mildly. Lots of children are raised in homes with only one of their DNA relationed parents. Many from day 1.
No, p,o,m, you made your view patently and blatantly clear from the start with your "I speak out...in favor of abortion"
Now back to your linked item. Do you know anything about the mother's education? She may have been a top student, gone off to college and then become pregnant by a man she felt she loved or through circumstances beyond her control. She chose to have the child.
Read the papers p.o.m. There are children, babies murdered every day and many the time by a parent with a top notch college education and degrees up the wazoo and back out again. Education in the schools does not make the parent. I'd rather a woman with an eighth grade education who loves her children and protects them be raising children than some la-di-da degree holding snob who shoves the children off on hired help and thinks buying expensive gifts is a good subsystem for love.
In reference to their attention span, maybe it wasn't long enough to hold up to your sanctimonious crap. They clearly were able to stay attentioned long enough for running a texting conversation for the duration of your undoubtedly boring as hell seminars on whatever.
You see, young people are able to read an adult. They have an intuitive nature about them where they know immediately if the adult has zero respect for them. That, in a nutshell is why they didn't pay any attention to you.