Because raising a child can be so difficult, expensive, and stressful many people believe that young people aren’t prepared enough to take care of a baby. However, many young people can be more prepared for a baby than older people. Part of what I want to teach is respect of teen and young adult parents because that disrespect just makes parenting more difficult. There are many resources available to teen and young parents or single parents, and educating about that is part of what I consider my job. Of course, there are groups of people who don’t like that these programs exist. Although it’s true that government programs like these cost more to our economy than say free birth control and comprehensive sex education, the government is supposed to help out those in need. The fact that many government systems are set up to keep poor people poor means that these programs are necessary. If it were easier to get a well paying job, especially for young people, that took pregnancy and parenting into consideration and offered things like parent leave, decent health care, and child care, and if our education programs and childcare programs weren’t so messed up, we wouldn’t have a need for many of these programs.
If anyone should be against anything it should be the way the government is set up. Young people who have support, especially support of wealthy parents, have many resources available to make sure they’re able to raise a child just as easily if not easier than many adults (especially adults who are of a lower income).