No abuse is acceptable whether it stem from a group or parental ignorance/abuse.11-yr-old pro-life girl brought to tears by pro-abortion activists outside DNC Convention
It is beyond ridiculous that both congress and the parents allowed a child to testify over an issue that a child has no business getting involved in. If she is not old enough to marry, she is not old enough to testify on that issue. Will congress and her parents next allow her testify to lower the drinking age, age of consent to marry, or the age to drive? Not likely.
An eleven year also has no business protesting or public speaking over an issue she knows nothing about. She likely just learned about sex in the last year and doubtful she knows much about birth control and its safe uses! Again, if she is not old enough to get pregnant and responsibly raise that child, she is not old enough to protest this subject either direction. If this child's views opposed the parent's do you think they would have allowed her out to protest the other direction? No, they used her for their agenda plain and simple and that is deplorable.
These issues should be discussed between parents and children in the home. If the *parent*(aka the adult) has something to say to congress or a convention, then they need be mature enough to do so themselves. If what they have to say is not worth them getting up and saying it, they SHOULD NOT have their children say it for them because that will be "cute" or because they think age will exempt the children from the fall out of their parents poor choices.
The responsibility for both the outcomes of these two stories falls directly in the lap of the parents who made very poor choices that now will likely affect their children for years to come. I hope the parents have learned to make better choices and will now choose to *protect* their children instead of using them to further an agenda.
Publicity stunts that put children's physiological or physical well being in jeopardy should not be glamorized or even repeated, they should be condemned. Since when did abusive and irresponsible parenting become noteworthy instead of condemnable?