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Is it child abuse to have a child that you do not a home for, cannot afford to provide the necessities for?

 
tootoobusy

Asked by tootoobusy at 10:36 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I would say it's neglect
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Wow, seriously?

    You'd better hope you don't ever fall off your pedestal, you'll break your neck from the fall.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • legally speaking, it's neglect. It can also be considered judgemental.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • its not child abuse.. its called IRRESPONSIBLE!!
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • No, poverty isn't abuse, it's sad, but it's not abuse. If a person CAN and refuses to care for a child, it's neglect, not abuse...

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • No
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I have read all of your questions and I must ask 'Who peed in your Cheerios?' Shit happens to a lot of people and everyone deals with it differently. I decided a long time ago that judging others was not going to help me or them so I don't.
    Kari126

    Answer by Kari126 at 11:23 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Okay, I'm officially tired of these questions. We get it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • you can get public assistance
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I think that if you can not provide for the child (life needs, shelter,food, clothes, etc) it is....There are so many things out there that can assist someone in a sitution like that...if the person chooses not to get help and just not provide the basic needs then it is abuse.
    sharonnacy

    Answer by sharonnacy at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

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