Rain:459: Parenting at its Finest

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I typed four separate blurbs here. I didn't like any of them. I have a lot I'd like to say, but I feel like there's nothing I should be saying. I really think it's Emily's job to do the talking in this case. And she talks quite a bit here. 

People's reactions on Emily are quite divided lately (and I expected that), so let me ask: where do you stand? Is she being stupid or responsible? Is she being selfish or selfless? Is her conviction on this matter strength, or is it weakness? Share your thoughts, but let's maybe try to keep the flame wars to a minimum.

Transcript

Speaking of your mom, does she know yet?
Yeah. She finally came home last week. She's leaving again next week.
Parenting at it's finest...
You're telling me.
What'd she say?
"Well, hurry up and abort it, unless you're planning on living off welfare for the rest of your life."
I don't know. I have no illusions that this is going to be easy, but that doesn't make it an automatically bad idea. I just don't see this as the end of the world like she does.
She's biased though. I know I wasn't planned or wanted; she's said as much herself pretty damn often.
And for all intents and purposes, maybe she shouldn't have gone through with it. I mean, she's clearly not fit to be a parent anyway.
But I'm not like her. The last thing I want to do is be ANYTHING like her. And this pregnancy taught me that. This one might not be planned either, but it sure will be wanted.

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