Luna Lovegod, I do agree although in this situation it's tricky because this boy 'apparantly' wants to play the father role (according to his parents anyway!) I think if he chooses to be father, he should be given that right and I do think the baby would be better off with his family. This is why I think *in the meantime* his family should prove they are trying to do the right thing by paying the small amount of child support.
Do I think adults should prey on teens, have children with them, the victim chooses to not want to be a parent, and then the perp claim child support - ABSOLUTELY NOT. But this case is slightly different as he's chosen to play father role, just as share a book has chosen mother role and has taken on the financial burden.
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11-04-2012 15:54 #141Senior Member
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11-04-2012 18:18 #142
I'm pro-victim, too. But the baby is also a victim, and even more in need of being spoken up for due to the inability to have a voice.
11-04-2012 18:48 #143
If your baby was living with the other parent, then your baby would be living with a rapist and in that case, yes someone does need to stand up for the baby and remove it from a potentially unsafe environment and place it in a home with loving careers who can and are willing to provide for the child.
The rape victim should not be traumatised further by being forced to pay their rapist to raise a child that was created during their violation.
The baby is a victim, but the rape victim shouldn't be forced to be responsible for the child unless they choose to. To force a man to pay child support for a child that is the product of rape is like forcing a woman to keep a pregnancy that is the product of rape. I can't imagine people being ok with a woman who is forced to keep a pregnancy that is the result of rape.
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11-04-2012 18:57 #144
I also said in the other thread that I cannot see how a child would live with a rapist once convicted, because my child's father is unable to have even supervised access. At the time this was written, the mother had not yet been convicted, so it was still a case of the child having 2 parents, both of whom needed to take responsibility at least financially. They were fighting for custody and she was being charged with statutory rape, and I cannot see how any court would say the mother gets custody.
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