I have an opinion piece in The Dominion Post this morning, on teen pregnancy.
If we really want teenage girls to stop having babies, then we need to do some hard work on the conditions they face.
That means good education and good jobs. But that would take real money. It’s much easier to just demonise teenage mothers. It’s reminiscent of the panic in the 1970s about Third World women. It serves the same purpose, setting up a group to be blamed for the troubles of the world and made to take responsibility for them, while the middle classes need do nothing.