Now, let’s ask ourselves the question: how can we fund and provide support for the babies and families where fathers deny/leave without responsibility?
How can we fund and support young mothers and their child who experience delivering a special needs baby, or, generational poverty or are not resourced by family or personal means? How are we to encourage adoption of infants and older American children in need of homes? How can we fund and up our support for mental and educational help for those who are raped by strangers or worse family or friends? (I know this happens…it happened to me at knife-point when I was 27 and a complete stranger broke into my house in the middle of the night. It was the knife or rape. I chose rape.)
I accept the SCOTUS decision has happened, but now, what are we going to do about the children coming into an already taxed (financially and emotionally) system. Texas is ranked as the 5th worst state in the nation for children, per today’s release of the 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book.*
Those of you who know me, know that I do not lightly post this. In light of the super-charged political and value division we are experiencing, I am vulnerable. I do not add my personal experience for shock or sympathy. It just was, and is one reason I am speaking out for the short and long term – life term – effect of this ruling. Let’s each of us look to our personal calling to support the likelihood of increased children and families in need.
If you want ideas on how to do that, contact your church/faith community, someone you admire and trust, or even the internet (making sure to check responsible sources for facts and solvency.) Or, contact me. As always, I send love for all, always.
PS All are welcome to comment but please know that I will delete any that are not kind. I take responsibility for, and am the gatekeeper for kindness happening on my page.