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    before you go judging the 32-year-old grandmother: Poverty takes its toll on life expectancy. It also closes off opportunities that would make a young person living in better circumstances think twice about putting her future in jeopardy. If your socioeconomic status is going to wreck your health and looks before you're 30, and if you have no better future to look forward to, having children as early as possible makes perfect evolutionary sense.

    Which is not to justify the sheer stupidity of using meth or leaving guns where toddlers can get at them, only to point out that these are the things that deserve the harshest judgment here, not being a grandmother at 32. And also that the best way to keep kids from getting pregnant at 16 is to give them reasons not to, starting with creating the possibility that their future might be better than their present, rather than level the blamethrower at their own too-young parents.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:23:10 AM PDT

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