Tuesday, February 23, 2010
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
February XXIIIrd, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
That poor girl in the Northland School District's Mistassiniy School should take a page from Bristol Palin, daughter of Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Republican. Bristol is admitting having her baby without being married or even engaged was a mistake. The affected girl should take her baby along to schools and emphasize the need for abstinence until two people are in a committed relationship. Bristol still loves her baby & the father Levi Johnston has been given parental rights. But just as with this baby born on the reserve, its not the same unless a child has both a mom & a dad. Two gender perspectives bring a much stronger dynamic to a family.
Of course the Principal should have established fatherly rights. He should also be encouraged to let his other kids play with their new half sibling. Having older brothers and sisters to guide the child will only help it grow & be nurtured, thus guaranteeing a better experience with life on the reserve as a student.
So David, get on the bullhorn & offer the girl the chance to preach abstinence & not abusing drugs. She of course must not just stay clean for herself, but for her child as well. Lets turn a negative & awkward situation into a positive one. After all, its not the student's fault that the Principal manipulated her. Just as its not the fault of her child for being born.
Source: Planned Parenthood.