[ExI] flds raid, was general repudiation...

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Apr 30 14:17:03 UTC 2008

> [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of BillK
> The reason for removal of the children was not to punish the adults.
> It was to stop the adults from continuing to abuse the children.
> Quote:
> Authorities believe that of the 53 girls aged between 14 and 
> 17, 29 are already mothers and two are pregnant.
> "It shows you a pretty distinct pattern, that it was pretty 
> pervasive," said Darrell Azar, a spokesman for the Texas 
> Child Protective Services...> BillK

Agreed that the FLDS people were doing wrong.  The critical question now
becomes this: if I show you a neighborhood with teen pregnancy numbers
similar to these, is the government obligated to go into that neighborhood
and seize all the children who live there?


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