I am just sickened. It seems the “male” who impregnated Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter outside of wedlock (and now, with no wedlock to be had) is going on television shows to give “his side” of the story. What “sides” are there to be had when two teens breach basic moral good sense and have sex when they are in no position emotionally, psychologically or financially to raise a family? Now there is yet another poor child in the world without an intact, covenantly committed, grown-up and secure two-parent, mom and dad family. Sad.
In the old days, the man “did the right thing,” and marriage was the solution. These days, men just walk away, or women declare that they “don’t need” a guy – they can do it all themselves. Well, the abandonment by a dad is devastating to a child in many painful ways, and no woman, no matter how nurturing, can offer any child what they lose in not having that paternal influence.
So, instead of tarring and feathering this young man for daring to “kiss and tell,” he’s being treated like something special, with polite interviews on television! I find this utterly disgusting, but typical for TV, which goes looking for situations like this to exploit for ratings, e.g., “We have an exclusive interview with the boy who knocked up Sarah Palin’s daughter!”
During the election, Mrs. Palin paraded her pregnant daughter and the sperm donor around to display family values, saying they were “engaged.” That, too, was a disgusting display, especially with John McCain embracing this shameful young man on international television.
“Normalizing” children born without the protective womb of family is an assault on the well-being of children everywhere, and a bad influence on young men and women who too often follow that old adage: “Monkey see, monkey do.”
Children should be our first concern and responsibility – not our incidental playthings.