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Old 05-08-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Who should be responsible for the child? The parents or the Government or taxpayer?

This is the question that always bothers me.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Umm... why does it bother you.

The parents should be responsible for their children - that is part of the definition of a parent.

Why would you ever think that the government has responsibility for a child?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Who should be responsible for the child? The parents or the Government or taxpayer?

This is the question that always bothers me.
Why don't you provide your perspective?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I'll say this, if a person has a child with no financial means to support it- we'll I think that should be up for debate. I can understand needing Gov assistance because of health issues or losing a job, but to get pregnant and bear the child knowing full well you can't support it? That is what we have to stop.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Why don't you provide your perspective?
We agree on something! I am amazed!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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The parents... until and if they're proven unfit to raise the child. (abuse, drug use, prison, etc.) In which case the Government needs to step in and move the child to another family that can raise it.

This is how the system is supposed to work, unfortunately there are more children then the Government can find families to take care of.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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Who should be responsible for the child? The parents or the Government or taxpayer?

This is the question that always bothers me.
If the government abolishes and criminalizes abortion and forces people to have children the government should also help after the birth.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Who should be responsible for the child? The parents or the Government or taxpayer?

This is the question that always bothers me.
It bothers you? How so?

The correct answer is the parents. Yes, I understand that there are some heinous excuses for parents out there, but nevertheless, these folks chose to have children, and it is their obligation to take responsibility.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Umm... why does it bother you.

The parents should be responsible for their children - that is part of the definition of a parent.

Why would you ever think that the government has responsibility for a child?

Are you sure? I haven't seen that happening much.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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I found the article that prompted my question.

Police use stun gun on pregnant mother expecting her SIXTEENTH child after scuffle inside her own home | Mail Online
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