Lightbourn should not have apologized
The haste with which Richard Lightbourn retracted his statements regarding tubal ligation was unwarranted and so are the attempts to eviscerate him in the media.
It is clear to me that his detractors completely missed the premise of his statements. Who among those championing “women’s rights” would deny that there are associated with those and all “rights”?
It is those dalliances with multiple partners producing multiple neglected children in households who can ill afford them that was the focus of Lightbourn’s argument, I am not mistaken.
Giving persons who consider themselves adults “rights” not make them responsible.
The state constantly takes away certain “rights” of when laws are violated.
The seeds of criminality are sown in homes where children are neglected and abused emotionally and not provided for materially.
Virtues cannot be inculcated into impressionable children by adults who have none. These consequences of sexual irresponsibility may need the state’s “guidance”.
Lightbourn should not have apologized for his remarks, in my opinion, but should have used the uproar created to attention to the real and vexing problem of social decay caused by sexually irresponsible adults.