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GMD: Not Telling the Dad

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Brooke left her boyfriend because he was very abusive to her. But right after she broke up with him she found out she was pregnant with his baby. Brooke doesn't want to tell him he's going to be a dad because that means she has to deal with him for the rest of her life. Her sister Amanda says he deserves to know because he is the father.

Slacker asks Brooke if she can live every day with this child seeing the father in the child and she responded yes because this child is the only good thing in that relationship. She says she would rather have an abortion than to bring the child into the father’s care and potentially get abused by him too. Slacker asks Brooke if she will run into him while she’s pregnant.

Steve asked Amanda why she doesn’t have her sister’s back.  She replied by saying that pregnancy is not meant for one person to go through alone. Raising a child is a team effort and he has a right to know he has a child. He said it was a good point, but asks Brooke if she wants child support from him. She replied that she doesn’t want his money. He thinks that a lot of men can be d-bags in relationships but have potential to be a good father.

Who do you agree with?

Signed,
Intern Nikki
 
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07/17/2014 4:19PM
GMD: Not Telling the Dad
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07/21/2014 7:29PM
Important to child
I don't disagree with Brooke's decision but she should definitely be prepared for her child to ask her who his or her father is at some point and potentially want to meet him down the road. Just guessing that it would be better for him to knownow than 20 years down the road. As an adopted child it became important to me later in life to know who my birth parents were. Different situation but important to a child who doesn't know their biological parent(s). Jason
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