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5.0 out of 5 stars An Example of His Research, May 29, 2013
This review is from: Devil's Night: And Other True Tales of Detroit (Paperback)
I read the book about 20 years ago when it came out. The one thing that I really remember was the way he searched and searched to find out why young girls in Detroit kept getting pregnant. He finally found the answer - it was because they wanted to have kids. Sounds obvious, but to "social experts" it was the last thing they would ever consider. To them, it's lack of access to birth control, lack of sex education, peer pressure to have unprotected sex, etc. It never occurs to our experts that maybe, just maybe, these high school girls really want to have a child. That's what he found out, when one girl, who hadn't had a child, said to him how she wishes so hard to join her friends' mommy club - in other how badly she wants a child. He knew that having kids that young really messes up the chances for what otherwise could be successful adult lives - but there was nothing he could do, beyond document the situation.
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2013 1:48:49 PM PDT
More babies means more government handouts.
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