OBAMA'S BABY MAMAS
by Marc H. Rudov
June 20, 2008
Cafeteria of Endless Options
Barack Obama’s misandrist "Fathers’ Day Speech of 2008," in which he transparently pandered to female voters by solely blaming men for the epidemic of fatherless homes, was a watershed moment in US history: he officially released girls and women from all reproductive responsibility.
The Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973 tells us that abortion is unilaterally a woman’s choice. She, and she alone, has the power and authority over her body and her baby. In other words, the man is irrelevant. OK. Does that not mean she has total responsibility as well? Logic says yes. But wait, there’s more. If she carries her baby to term but then doesn’t want it, laws allow her to drop it off at the local fire station — no questions asked — or put it up for adoption. The unlucky “sperm owner” has little power to protest her actions. But, once she decides to keep that baby, the sperm owner — actually, his wallet — is immediately relevant and responsible. Yes, for a woman, life is a cafeteria of endless options.
Liberalism’s Unintended Consequences
In the US, an average 40% of babies are born to unwed mothers. In England, the average is above 50%. Why? Two reasons. First, Hollywood makes movies like Juno and Knocked Up that glamorize teen pregnancy; a constant stream of unwed Hollywood actresses inappropriately “announce” their pregnancies and “show off” their baby bumps. Second, unwed mothers are eligible for welfare or child support: get cash for your kids. Neither was the case 50 years ago, when out-of-wedlock births were extremely rare and universally condemned. There is no doubt that, if welfare and child support for unwed mothers were outlawed, the out-of-wedlock birthrate would plummet. Did Barack Obama speak about this on Mothers’ Day?
Liberal policies, which selectively condone or ignore “bad” behavior, always have unintended consequences; it’s only a matter of time. In Massachusetts, at Gloucester High School, teen girls, none older than 16, have confessed to making a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together (having babies makes a girl a woman, right Senator Obama?). In fact, these girls are more upset, after taking pregnancy tests, to learn that they’re not pregnant! All school officials can do is shake their heads in disbelief. Did Barack Obama speak of this on Mothers’ Day?
Paternity fraud, a scheme in which a mother falsely tags a man as the father of her child, is rampant in the US. New Hampshire found that as many as 30 percent of men paying child support were, indeed, not the biological fathers of the children being supported. How could this happen if women are helpless victims and men irresponsible low-lifes? Mandatory DNA testing for all newborns would: 1) end paternity fraud, 2) virtually empty the family courts, and 3) slash judicial and child-support-infrastructure budgets — overnight. Did Barack Obama speak about this on Mothers’ Day?
Rosanna Hertz, professor and chair of women’s studies at Wellesley College (Hillary Clinton’s alma mater), wrote a book called Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage and Creating the New American Family. The new American family, without fathers? Yes. Hertz’s book, which extols the “virtues” of fatherless homes, won “Outstanding Book for 2007” in the January 2008 issue of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Did Barack Obama speak about this travesty on Mothers’ Day?
The NoNonsense Bottom Line
Even though a sperm must unite with an egg to create a fertilized embryo, at the end of the day, a woman is the goalie of her uterus: she decides whether a puck gets in, which puck gets in, and whether the puck stays in. Anyone who disagrees with this cannot become a US Supreme Court justice.
Unmarried mothers must stop complaining that sperm owners aren’t committed fathers. Here’s a rule of thumb for every unmarried woman: if you have no wedding ring on your finger, assume the man with whom you’re having sex will not hang around post-childbirth. Let that sink in the next time you roll the dice with an innocent child’s future.
Women have 20 methods of birth control from which to choose, according to Planned Parenthood. Women must stop passing the puck to men. Either men are equally responsible for pregnancy or they’re not. If they are, give them an equal say in all decisions about abortion, adoption, and custody. Otherwise, all unwed mothers should be totally responsible — logistically and financially — for raising their children.
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Until we mandate nationwide DNA testing for all newborns, any woman who perpetrates a maternity or paternity fraud on a man must be prosecuted, obligated to compensate him for emotional distress, and required to refund all his support money, plus interest.
In four years, whether or not Barack Obama becomes president, he’ll be able to take pride in knowing he gave girls and women a pass and spawned a whole new generation of baby mamas.
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