Here’s a mixed bag if ever there was one. A girl aged 11 is due to become Britain’s youngest mom.
The girl smokes 20 cigarettes a day despite being eight months’ pregnant. She conceived aged 11 when she lost her virginity to a boy of 15 on a drunken night out with friends.
The 15-year-old has since been charged with rape by police, and is due to appear again at Edinburgh sheriff court on July 10.
Her 34-year-old mother, who gave birth to her youngest child eight months ago, said she was ‘proud’ of her daughter.
She will be 12 years and 8 months when she has the child next month. Jenny Teague, Britain’s youngest mother until now, was a month older when she gave birth in 1997.
She doesn’t believe in abortion, but at the same time would not be up for giving the baby for adoption. She’s excited about being a mom, but cries thinking about not being able to change or bathe the baby.
And then there’s statement about her mom always being at her side. Hello?! Where was her mother when she was smoking, drinking, and getting into this trouble in the first place? Why is a girl at age 11 in this perdicament? Why isn’t that mother more involved?
I’m glad she’s keeping the baby and all, but I’m scared to think that this is the world that my kids will be growing up in– a world where parents think that parenting means being their children’s friend and they aren’t willing to set boundaries and teach right and wrong.