As I read this story, I am sickened by the thoughts behind it. It comes down to sex. It always does. You see I am the product when a couple has sex and gets pregnant as a result without the benefit of marriage. I am that child, only now I am all grown up.
Sex is normal and is part of our history and part of who we are as humans. It is natural. However I have some serious issues with the way that we humans treat sex in our society. Having sex comes with serious responsibility. Our society is just too flip about it. Our society is just too flip about women and children. Sad thing is that we women and children suffer even more so as a result.
Everyday I am reminded of adoption. I step outside my home and I am reminded of what it has done to me. I live on a ranch. On this ranch, I see the importance of genetics in the horses, livestock, our pets, and the other animals around us.
The horses are bred for certain characteristics. The ranch horse is unique in itself. The qualities that we look for are many. Easy going temperment. The ability to watch cows. The ability to cut cattle. The ability to prowl a pasture without being spooked easily. Confirmation which is the body build and size of a horse. Attitude. These horses are bred for these reasons. When you look at their documentation you will see at least three generations listed.
The ranch also has a 60% herd for hereford cattle. We have a blend of angus/hereford and brangus/hereford mix in the remaining fourty percent. The heritage is important for the survival of this ranch. Every cow, bull and calf too has their documentation.
We respect the breeding lines and the documentation in livestock. However we don't in humans. I honestly think that the horses and livestock are treated better than we treat our own humanity. I remember a time when a cowboy lost his temper with a horse. People turned their backs on him. This was rightly so. I was furious with him myself.
Sex education would help in the changing of attitudes. It is not enough. Our children are our future. I believe that abortion and adoption has hurt our nation. It has denied away parenthood. Just like slavery has done to African Americans. There are situations that warrant it but the era of mass surrender is a perfect example of it.
Sex is a wonderful experience but with it comes serious responsibility. We owe it to our children to take that responsibility with the gravity it deserves.