Dan Moore , I agree with Stella J. McKenna . I don’t think it’s a matter of if you’re a bad person or a good person. It’s a matter of you doing what you believe is the right thing for you, and not your parents or society, or anyone else. Ultimately you and Alex will be the raising the child, not them.

I see two perspectives. I’m the child of parents who did not want me in their lives and their actions made that clear. I’m also a parent who’s life is rich in love, growth and family adventure.

I will say this, there is literally no reason to make a final decision today and you have plenty of time to change your mind…if you want to but don’t do something only to satisfy other people’s expectation. Only do it if you want to.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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