Eyes On Nebraska: Update
Originally, legislators in Nebraska were going to wait until January 2009 session to change the law to limit the age of abandoned children to three-day-old newborns. However, citing budget reasons and other frivolous excuses that are void of all human compassion, Nebraska legislators are expected to hold a special session on Nov. 14 to change the law to apply to children only three days old and younger.
I don’t understand a society that wants to force pregnancies, as in expecting people to be magically educated about human sexuality when the topic is so readily avoided because it is just too taboo to deal with properly in school.
I don’t understand a society that has defunded and limited abortion and is now trying to limit abortion more so by promoting a law that forces teenage girls to inform their parents within forty-eight hours of a scheduled abortion (Vote NO on Prop 4 in California). Subsequently, once the abortion is discourage (prevented) mothers are treated in a punishing way, as in, “you made your bed now lie in it”, when said pregnant girl/woman does not have a clue about parenting and it begins to surface. Then withhold, limit, or not guarantee or offer any feasible help for her lack of parenting skills be it from the father of the child (who is given a free pass from most of society because she should have prevented the pregnancy, not him). And when the social service system is utilised, it fascist-ly barges into one’s home and threatens to take a child (if not take it outright) when the parent(s) blunders in her parenting, yet, ignores numerous signs of actual abuse and neglect from other cases. Instead of properly educating and following up with the parent in a humane and productive way, the parent is left feeling that one wrong move and the child is lost, lost to a system that offers the child with an environment that may or may not be better than the child’s initial circumstances. Yet when she (and sometimes he and sometimes with he) realises she/he must abandon the child before his/her limitations cause the child to end up dead or in prison (or the parent end up dead or in prison), the parents are told, “No!, go home, take your child with you and do it right this time, we won’t support you, we will not tell you the secret to success, we will not forgive you, we will label you and talk bad about you, but nevertheless, go home and do it right.”
The system is broken, sinisterly deformed. It is essentially impossible, just impossible, manic in its approach, to encourage, demand child bearing, while simultaneously expecting a priori knowledge, patience, and resources about parenting. Having sex (thus getting pregnant) and parenting are two very different skill sets, two skills that are not always learned/developed simply out of necessity, two skills that do not go hand-in-hand. When the first (sex) is mastered (or stumbled upon or the result of victimisation), it does not automatically flip on a parenting skills and resources switch.
And the state’s answer, “Let’s close shop, saving children is costing us too much money, ——— but remember kids, say no to having an abortion!”