Unplanned pregnancies have been a feature of human life - upper, middle and lower class - since time began. They will not go away. If this baby was unplanned, should she have been aborted? And if she was planned, should we punish the woman so severely because she chose to earn a private income rather than take public benefits? Her position was invidious and the judges and journalists who comment upon it do so for salaries many times greater than hers.
Society let her down more than she did her own child. Her intention was to provide, society's was to offer Hobson's choice. She could not win.
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