Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let 's talk about injustice!

What's up!

Barack is officially the 44th President of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I was reading Monday morning Chicago Sun- Times newspaper (the observation of MLK b-day). The heading read "Dad told to pay up or hitch up". Apparently, In Flint, Mich. the paternity laws were amended five years ago to waive birthing costs for a father if he married the child's mother. Now if I just read that part I probably wouldn't think it was that bad. The reason I say that is because if a couple gets married after they have a baby then all their bills become one so the paternity case would be non existent right? Well, in this case the mother was on Medicaid, and the state was pursuing the father to pay the $3800 (the medical cost for the birth). They told him if he married the mother he didn't have to pay the medical cost. The reason they are offering this incentive is to maintain the sanctity of marriage.

What's wrong with this picture? I see alot wrong..... Is it because she's poor and had to rely on Medicaid! Maybe she wanted an abortion at some point and couldn't afford to get one ( that's just an assumption) and now they are going force a marriage.

Let us know what you think...... To the pro choice community that participate in this blog let's talk about this.

Please all........blog!!!!!!!!!!

In Solidarity!


1 comment:

Cinnamon said...

I don't think anyone should be penalized for not being married, nor do I think anyone should be rewarded for getting married. These marriage initiative pieces of legislation should be outlawed and I'm hoping that their days are numbered and that the new administration is able to make them disappear.