'Forced' to bear twins: Washington Post offers morality tale about reluctant teen mom in Texas

"'[Post:] There was only one way she could make sense of it, she said: Losing them now — as fully formed human beings — would be different from losing them back then.' How so? Could the Post have interviewed activists and scientists on both sides of that question?.... all we hear about in the piece is how many career opportunities the mother has lost" - GetReligion

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Bert Perry's picture

Two children born that would have been killed, a young man walks away from self-indulgence and takes jobs to pay for his best girl and children (and then joins the Air Force and will get job training), two young people from broken homes get married....and she's got a path to a good career as well when she's ready.  

Things aren't easy for them, but it sounds like this is one of the best things that ever happened to these two young people.  I'm personally invested in this sort of thing, because I've got a nephew who just got kicked out of his parents' house because he always had an excuse not to find a job and pay child support and such for his daughter, my grand-niece.  Praying that he also wakes up and grows up a bit.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Josh S's picture

The Post article is disgusting. I find it very interesting to see how the media will try to portray life under pro-life policies as an apocalyptic dystopia. We're supposed to imagine with horror what it must be like to care for human life. The most gag-inducing moment was when the article pictures the mother feeding her babies and wondering what her life could have been like if the evil Texas government hadn't prevented her from killing her children. She "should" be in Hawaii swimming with dolphins instead of having to nurse the creatures she brought into existence. 

And that is the fundamental dividing line. In the pro-life hierarchy of values, human life outweighs fun experiences. Even if those fun experiences involve dolphins. 

Josh Stilwell, associate pastor,  Alathea Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa.