The left’s position on single mothers mystifies me. Slate Magazine reported recently that “Most children born to women under 30 now are born to single mothers.” They don’t speculate as to whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. They simply blast away at Mitt Romney for being soooo 1950’s.
But I can’t help but wonder what the left thinks of single mothers. When arguing about the culture the left will often defend single mothers. They say, “Who needs a father?”
The New York Times recently ran an op-ed called “Men, Who Needs Them?” that argued that men are becoming “less relevant to both reproduction and parenting.”
The left seems to celebrate single mothers as brave heroic people. And don’t you dare question their choice because children are not (I repeat NOT) worse off at all because they don’t have a Dad.
But then, the left turns around and argues that it’s better for a baby to be aborted if a single woman can’t afford to have the child. They argue that there’s a connection between the lack of domestic spending for single mothers and the high abortion rate.
So which is it? You can’t really argue that children of single mothers are perfectly fine and then argue for more public spending on them or else abortions will increase.
I’m pretty sure that logic isn’t going to change their minds. The left has simply adopted the “I’m gonna’ do what I darn well please and you have to pay for it” mentality. And the plight of single mothers and their children are subservient to the cause of increasing the tidal wave of government spending.