I'm Not Crazy -- It's Them
Gail-Tzipporah Saunders

Shantelle Hicks, Planned Parenthood is Looking for You

Posted Friday, March 9, 2012, at 9:16 AM
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  • "... lawyers that make me consider taping my Republican membership card back together, finding a rhinestone pin with the American flag on it and going to a meeting."

    Kinda made me go through some throes myself. (Don't know whether to describe befuddlement as "throws of a modelling" anything though.) " They were wrong in how they went about sending their message and right in wanting to send it because someone who is not even old enough to drive or vote or join the military is also not old enough to have a baby, not in this country, anyway."

    Driving and enlisting in the military are matters of law. The age ability for having a baby is biology. As for taping your old Republican membership card back together - make certain the meeting you go to isn't featuring Rick Santorum.

    -- Posted by HDucker on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 9:35 AM
  • Will do, H. Drucker, and welcome back! ; )

    -- Posted by Gail-TzipporahSaunders on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 10:00 AM
  • Thanks kindly Gail-Tzipporah, I'm usually lurking about - commenting as the subject material arises. I "almost" commented on one of your earlier posts - too bad you didn't do a follow-up. I do realize you're a Teacher. English if not Geography:

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    -- Posted by HDucker on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 11:37 PM
  • Nothing here has been said about how this child became pregnant. Was she raped? Was she put in a situation that she was unprepared to deal with? That the teachers and administrators of that school would abuse this child and open up the door to her being bullied and shunned by classmates and the community is inexcusable. What is done is done, and another child will born into the world because of it. Shantelle needs support from the adults around her. I am a teacher in an infant and toddler early childhood education classroom for a local school district. We provide quality daycare and support services for students who are pregnant or have a child so that they can graduate from high school and will be prepared to be good parents and good members of their community. We teach the teen parents life skills and parenting skills. Over the years (yes, this program has existed here for over 20 years) we have occasionally had teen moms as young as 14 years old. One of them will be graduating this year and her little 3 year old daughter is a bright, energetic child who has a wonderful, caring and informed mother thanks to the support she has received through our program.

    -- Posted by PHannon on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 11:11 AM
  • Hi, P. Hannon,

    If she had been raped, then the article probably would have said so, but havign worked in a middle school, I can say she was probably a willing participant.

    G. Saunders

    -- Posted by Gail-TzipporahSaunders on Sun, Mar 11, 2012, at 9:07 AM
  • G. Saunders With all due respect, you have absolutely no idea what her situation was or how much education she had received on the subject of sex. We have had girls in our program, for whom rapes, or what would normally be considered rape, were not reported.

    Also, nothing has been said about the father. Who is he and what about his responsibility in this situation? How old is he? Why has no one even asked these obvious questions?

    -- Posted by PHannon on Sun, Mar 11, 2012, at 5:18 PM
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