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I’m not naïve. I know there are 12-year-olds in the world having sex. But it’s not normal behavior. A 6th-grader seeking sex lives in a dysfunctional home. More likely she is being raped by an adult perpetrator. That’s not what I say. That’s what Planned Parenthood and Guttmacher Institute say:
The younger the mother, the greater the partner age gap. … Fathers are on average 9.8 years older than mothers 11 to 12 years of age.
I have never known or heard of a father, diligent or absentee, liberal or conservative, who pondered aloud that his 9-year-old daughter in three short years might have unprotected consensual sex, so we must make contraceptives and abortion available to her.
Such a father would be creepy, close to a pedophilia promoter.
Such a father would be Barack Obama, who indicated such at Sunday’s Compassion Forum.
As backdrop, everyone is by now familiar with Obama’s infamous March 29 statement:
Look, I got two daughters – 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.
At the time I wanted to puke at Obama’s suggestion that he wanted his daughters armed with contraceptives and the right to abort in case they “made a mistake” and had sweet-16 sex, so they would not be “punished” with his grandchild.
But at the Compassion Forum Obama went further. First, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham asked about that statement:
… The phrase “punished with a baby” was jarring to a number of people. Could you explain what you meant by that?
What I was saying was that my daughters are 9 and 6. And so if, at the age of 12 or 13, they made what I would consider to be a mistake, in having sex or unprotected sex, and ended up getting pregnant – I think that statistically we know 12- or 13-year-olds who are having children are much more likely to be impoverished, are much more likely to have health problems, are much more likely to have trouble raising that child.
No, that’s not what he was saying. There is a big difference between 16 and 12. Obviously, Obama lowered the age of his theoretically sexually active daughters by four years to make his “punished with a baby” statement sound more rational.
Beyond that, am I the only one who thinks Obama using his own daughters as examples of sexually active 6th-graders – or even 10th graders – is disturbing?
And to say, “I would consider [it] a mistake” to have sex at age 12 is to say others might not, and that’s OK. Also disturbing.
This entire conversation is disturbing, but Obama started it. So here’s the end of it.
If, God forbid, Obama’s daughters do have sex at age 12, whether by dysfunctional consent or nonconsensually, Obama voted against a parental notification law as Illinois state senator, where his daughters live. So he voted against being notified if they abort.
And as U.S. senator, Obama voted against a law prohibiting interstate trafficking of minors for abortions without parental consent. So an adult rapist could whisk his daughters for an out-of-state clandestine abortion without his ever knowing, by his choice.
Obama certainly thinks his parent-to-child communication skills are better than for either of those scenarios to occur.
But if he also thinks it possible that his pre-teen daughters may “make a mistake” and have sex while living under his roof, he’d better think again.
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