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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Pandora

I wouldn't extend any sympathy to Deamonte Driver's mother either. I do sympathize, however, with the surviving children who remain in the custody of such a twit.

NewsCat

Most social workers, police, and teachers run across people every day who weren't ready or never would have been ready to become parents. Sadly there are many children who are put in situations where they would rather never have been born. Just reading this one recent letter to Savage Love made me realize there are probably less abortions than there should be.
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http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=830675


I'm a 28-year-old woman. I've been with my current boyfriend for five years. He's married and has been telling me the whole time that he's going to leave his wife eventually. There's always an excuse: a crisis with the kids, money problems, etc. I've been stupid to stay with him for so long, but I just can't keep away from him.

I just found out I'm pregnant, and I haven't told my boyfriend. This is the second time we've been pregnant. Last time he reacted very badly, and I miscarried after a few weeks. I know he'll want me to get rid of the baby, but I'm going to keep it.

Whenever his wife goes away, I go over to the house to spend time with him. I've been planting evidence of our affair around the house in the hopes his wife will find it. So far, no luck. I'd like him to be man enough to leave her, but that's probably never going to happen. I could leave him, but if I do, I want to make sure he's miserable. I'm not going to vanish from his life and leave him all happily ever after. I'm thinking of going and telling his wife. What do you think? Is there any way I can force him to tell her?

Now The Other Mom

No advice for you, NTOM, but plenty of prenatal sympathy for a poor unfortunate fetus who deserves better parents or his very own miscarriage.

I will, however, hold on to your letter. I'm going to forward a copy to every doucheburst who writes in to tell me that gay marriage is wrong because every child deserves a mother and a father. Moms and dads can be great—I had a terrific set, myself—but mix-matched genitals are not enough. Kids need loving, fit, and reasonably sane parents. Having one twatted parent and one pricked parent does not guarantee a happy childhood.

SoMG

Whether or not abortion is a tragedy, forcing a pregnant woman to grow her pregnancy and endure childbirth is an unacceptable way to prevent tragedies.

Laura

Well written and truthful. Thanks for publishing this piece.

Aphrodine

Excellent feature.

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