Originally Posted by RealityLovesMe;3857944;
I never said that grandparents rights are more important. I said if a child is being abused and neglected grandparents have the right to go to court and ask that the child be placed in their custody as legal guardians or as adoptive parents. I know this because I volunteer in court and volunteer at a children's home, where I see first hand the effects neglectful teenagers have on their children. I was in that children's home before being adopted. BTW,what makes you think I'm not politically active? That's quite an assumption. I am espically motivated to do whatever I can in whatever way to affect change precisely because I was a child who was neglected by a teenaged mother. This is not just some abstract conversation-for me it is concrete and tangible because i lived it.
So, I would agree with you on one thing, you and I won't ever see eye to eye on this issue because our belief systems and ideas concerning legal justice are too far apart. I just don't believe in such a rigid, hardline, militant `women's rights' viewpoint. It's not a women's rights issue for me, it's about what is best for a child and the final decison should not always rest in the hands of a sixteen year old girl who may make a selfish decison based not on reality but on some fantasy world she's created in her head where the boyfriend comes back, the baby never cries and she can go out and party with her friends whenever she wants.
So, as you say, we should just agree to disagree.