Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More Fundie family values.

Apparently, girls who reach puberty have reached the "age of consent."

So, let's review.

A girl who's reached puberty can "consent" to have sex with a man of any age, whether or not that's considered statutory rape. Said girl, who may be as young as 12, is then required to carry that baby to term.

Once that baby is born....wait, it seems "family values" kind of ends there, because Fundies and their allies in the Republican Party tend to like cutting funding for early childhood education, health care, and anything else that might help a teenage mother raise the baby she was forced to carry to term.

So, I guess fundie family values are this:

From conception to birth, protect the hell out of the blastocyst/embryo/fetus, even at the expense of the mother.

After birth...the mother is on her own. Pick yourself up by your bootstraps, missy, and go get a job!