Thursday, June 11, 2015

Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed

That is the headline on a dopey Huff Post attack on Jeb Bush for some opinions in a 1995 book.
In a chapter called "The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock.” ...

As governor of Florida in 2001, Bush had the opportunity to test his theory on public shaming. He declined to veto a very controversial bill that required single mothers who did not know the identity of the father to publish their sexual histories in a newspaper before they could legally put their babies up for adoption. He later signed a repeal of the so-called "Scarlet Letter" law in 2003 after it was successfully challenged in court.
So what do we expect of a woman who has sex with ten different men, gets pregnant, and wants to put the baby up for adoption, but does not even know the last names of some of the men? Shouldn't the father be given an opportunity to claim the kid?

Apparently the court say that it is too embarrassing for the woman to have to openly look for the father. A girl has a right to be a slut and abandon the baby, without any public shame.

Jeb Bush probably now has advisors who will keep him from saying more stuff like this. If he gets the nomination, you can expect a lot more leftist stories about how he is an insensitive Republican. I wonder if he is going to admit that he speaks Spanish at home.


Anonymous said...

Why does it matter if he does or doesn't speak spanish at home ?

George said...

Because he wants his home to be the White House, and Spanish should not be spoken there. We want a First Lady who can speak English during state dinners.