I have been seeing a lot of birth control questions here and am really bothered by something I was told long ago. I have a family member that used to work for Planned Parenthood (before they got big into abortion). She told me that a lot of the parents of kids that had developmental disabilities would bring their girls in to have them get the shot (Depo). The person giving them the shot would tell them that it was just vitamins. I was shocked that they would do that. My family member told me that the girls wouldn't take birth control (because they wouldn't remember) and in their minds having a baby was like having a doll. They didn't have the capacity to understand what kind of care a baby needs. While I understand the argument, I am still appauled at this practice. I don't know if it is still practiced, but how do you feel about parents of Developmentally Disabled having their daughters fertility controled?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on May. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Buffie95 at 3:06 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:24 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by AnnHenderson at 9:24 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by AnnHenderson at 9:25 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:30 AM on May. 8, 2009
We have a family friend that has developmental delays, and he got involved with a girl that also had delays and they got pregnant very soon after starting a relationship. Her mother wanted her to have an abortion (due to her being so young, having delays and fearing that her DD couldn't take care of a baby). She resisted and her and the boy decided to get married. They had two kids. They divorced, the guy has custody of the girls. They are in their teens now. Their mother doesn't see them, she doesn't care to and is too busy sleeping around town. The father has a menial job and has been offered promotions, yet he doesn't take them and isn't interested in being anything but a dishwasher. His mother still helps take care of the girls, and she is dying of cancer. Where will these girls be when the only real adult in their life passes away?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:42 AM on May. 8, 2009
I don't know if they should tell the children the truth or not. It depends on the child and their level of understanding, and unfortunately what they might tell people. If some pervert got wind of the fact that they were on birth control, they might take advantage of the child, less chance of getting caught. Unfortunately some evil creatures do. I am sure the parent's are doing their best in a hard situation, and none of our kids come with instruction manuals.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on May. 8, 2009