“High School Puppy Mills”: Endorsing Teen Pregnancy

In his recent City magazine article, “Nobody Gets Married Any More, Mister,” Connecticut high school teacher Gerry Garibaldi writes about the stipends, grants, and aid that our government gives teen mothers and examines what such “help” really produces:

In theory, this provision of services is humane and defensible, an essential safety net for the most vulnerable – children who have children. What it amounts to in practice is a monolithic public endorsement of single motherhood—one that has turned our urban high schools into puppy mills. The safety net has become a hammock.

In this fascinating article, Garibaldi goes on to anecdotally explain how these teen mothers view their own lives. Federal grants, absentee teen fathers, single-parent homes for the teen mothers, and the lack of accountability only further atrophy the whole deplorable situation.

So how do you view teen pregnancy – best solved with abortive murder, a badge of female courage, an unfortunate by-product of the times, or a serious problem to society?

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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