When it turns out your 11-year-old daughter is pregnant and your middle-aged boyfriend suddenly disappears, it doesn't take a genius to put two and two together. But then the boyfriend saves you the trouble by calling you and apologizing for knocking up your 11-year-old kid.
And it gets worse. The man, Gregory Johns, then robs a couple at knife-point. There, he reportedly leaves a note also apologizing to the 11-year-old girl for sexually assaulting her.
And it gets worse. Then the guy breaks into the home of an elderly woman, and allegedly gags her and ties her up for 12 hours. He also calls his girlfriend and tells her that the cops will have to kill him before he goes back to jail. Oh yes, did I mention? He'd been in jail 10 times already -- on charges ranging from aggravated assault to armed robbery.
Eventually, the dude holes up in a hotel in Florida, where the cops find him. He reportedly comes out of the bathroom with a knife in hand, threatens the police, and they fatally shoot him.
While we're all pondering why this mother let her 11-year-old girl around her criminal boyfriend (because this is no doubt what everyone will focus on), let's consider some other facts: We now reportedly have an 11-year-old girl impregnated by her mother's dead middle-aged boyfriend. Who is going to say this is a blessing?
I hope the mother does what is right for this little girl for a change and that does not include forcing her to have her dead criminal boyfriend's baby.
Did your mouth drop open like mine did? There are so many things wrong with that last sentence, not the least of which is whose choice is it? And even more so, what business is it of Kiri Blakely (who write the story) to suggest that an 11-year-old have an abortion just because her mother's boyfriend was a piece of trash? What did that baby inside the 11-year-old do to earn death?
If the mother of the 11-year-old and the child herself decide that the 11-year-old cannot or should not take care of a child, or if they simply do not want to raise a child, or if they think the child will be a reminder of the scumbag biological father and/or the way the 11-year-old became pregnant, there are millions of couples out there who would give anything to adopt that child. Having an abortion will not make all of those horrific facts go away.
To suggest that the mother would be "forcing" her daughter to have the baby is preposterous. Pregnancy means you are carrying a child, a human being. Birth is the natural and Christlike thing to do. Forcing her to have an abortion, or even suggesting it, indicates that the 11-year-old or the child growing inside her did something wrong. The fact that the child was conceived by rape is NOT determinative of who the baby will be or the person that child will grow up to be.
Last month I wrote about the 9-year-old and the 5-year-old girls who had babies. That posting was meant to illustrate that abortion is not the answer to every questionable pregnancy. Sadly, it is no longer a last resort even. For people like Kiri Blakely, it is the first resort.