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Old 03-04-2008, 02:42 AM
 
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If the children are being cared for properly, then why should they be taken away from their mother?

There are plenty of jobs out there that are not pretty, but that's not a reason to take away one's child.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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IMO, there are many "legitimate" professions that injure society much more than prostitution. These "professions" and the children of these professionals grow up with a skewed sense of right and wrong. If I were to name them and state the reasons why, I would get flamed. So just think about them yourself.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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No one tells the men who visit prostitutes that they're bad fathers...or bad husbands..
and Holland is just an example, to show people that other countries are different in their convictions and are not always negative. I know prostitution in the US is illegal, but so is pot and so many smoke it..Does that also make a bad parent?

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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The people on this thread who say prostitutes are bad parents are solely basing their comments on judgment.

Yes, you are judging prostitutes because you think their profession is wrong and unethical.

That is not the question and that in itself does not make a bad parent. Take your judging out of the equation.

The prostitute can be working and never letting her kids know what she does. This is between 2 consenting adults. And if you think she does not deserve her kids, then the man she is sleeping with should have his kids taken awat too.

Of course prostitution does not make a bad mother. Bad parenting makes a bad mother. A woman can prostitute responsibly, and take good care of her children when they are home. Or a woman can be a professional, and be a neglecting abusve mother.

This is not about being judgmental, it saddens me that people are unable to see the situation without judging. Get off your high horses!
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I had a whole long post that I was going to type out in response to several points brought up and then I got to the part in which the poster above me wrote "a woman can prositute responsibly" and now I am just laughing too hard. Several of you are living in an alternate reality, and it's a lost cause and waste of time to argue the very basic points of this. Wow.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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Wow, are some of you serious?
It is just common sense that a responsible mother isn't going to prostitute!
I guess in the days where it is okay to test 10 possible fathers for paternity, this also is okay. So sad.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I don't agree morally, no.

Does it make a bad mother- not necessarily.

I would do WHATEVER i had to do to feed and clothe my kids, and if prostitution was my ONLY option, then so be it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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It is not anyones only option.
I would rather go on welfare if I was having problems.
If I was so desperate I had to be a street walker I would gladly give my kids up for a better life.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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and if prostitution was my ONLY option
I don't know what sort of reality you live in where prostitution, for a clean, healthy, responsible, willing to work hard person, would be the ONLY option.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I don't agree morally, no.
It's not really a 'personal moral' issue exactly.

It's a basic issue of right and wrong, and making sound, responsible decisions that affect YOUR LIFE, and as such, the life of your child. If you are not doing what's right, and making irresponsible, unsafe decisions... you are NOT being a good parent. PERIOD!!!!
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