Every now and then, Maury does a program about teen girls, usually in the 13-15 age range, who WANT to get pregnant. I saw an Oprah program on this same theme.
These girls always insist that they yearn for a baby and know that they will be good mothers. One of them said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be the best mother ever.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A discerning viewer inevitably has a sense of confidence that these young ladies do indeed possess the patience necessary to care for an infant. They have demonstrated this quality by such actions as beating up and threatening their own mothers, battering their younger brothers and sisters, and getting into fistfights with other teen girls. This is just the type of person best suited to get up at 3:00 a.m. in the morning to tend the needs of a squalling baby or stay up all night caring for a sick and distressed infant.
We can also be certain that, should these young ladies have their wishes fulfilled and their babies soon delivered, their youngsters will be taught the sort of morals and ethics that will make for well-adjusted and productive citizens. The teen mother wannabes engage in such behaviors as having sex in exchange for sodas and having sex in such appropriate places as high school restrooms and otherwise empty churches. One young lady told Maury that boys sometimes insist on wearing condoms, attempting to thwart her aspirations toward motherhood. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I poke holes in it,Ã¢â‚¬Â she proudly disclosed.
The penchant many of these teen girls have for drinking and drugging also bodes well for providing their embryos and fetuses with the best possible environment while developing in the womb and suggests the care they will provide to their babies will be first-rate.
Surprise! Surprise! The above was sarcastic. I would not want the teen girls IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just described to be entrusted with a parakeet much less a human baby.
Indeed, the Maury show is usually able to persuade these guests that they should delay motherhood. The program sends them to Baby Boot Camp. The girls get to take care of babies for awhile. One young lady who was adamant that she was well-prepared to raise a baby was filmed holding a crying infant while she desperately repeated, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Please stop crying! Please stop crying!Ã¢â‚¬Â While the girls and babies were at lunch, two of the girls had to take the babies they were caring for to the restroom. The girls discovered that their food had gone cold when they returned.
There are probably teen girls like these who do not appear on Maury. They are not sent to Baby Boot Camp. Thus, they may not have their illusions about their readiness for motherhood shattered until they actually become moms.
Ironically, these would be planned pregnancies. The babies would be wanted babies. But these planned and wanted babies would probably not be off to the best starts in life because those doing the planning and wanting are still children themselves.
Is there a case here for FORCED contraception such as Norplant or Depo-Provera?