Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Madonna With Child

In a Fox News article, Susan Estrich writes about the flap over Madonna's attempt to adopt a Malawian child. Here are a couple of paragraphs that stirred up a memory:

"In whose interest are these human rights and childrens rights groups protesting this adoption? Under which set of circumstances will this child be better off? What is their mission? Why wouldn’t more children be better off if more people stepped up and followed Madonna’s example? Am I missing something here?"

"So the do-gooders could have their way and the baby could go back. So that laws that protect no one and will deprive one child of a future his family could not have dreamed of can be enforced. So that adoption, which should be encouraged, can be discouraged instead."

"I don’t think so."

The boy's mother had just died, the father was too destitute to appropriately take care of him...

Be careful, Madonna. Janet Reno may kick down your door, take the child, and send him back home. Don't, under any circumstances, name the boy Elian.

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