Allow me to stipulate:
1. Katy Chatel has every right to have a child if she wants to.
2. I accept her assertion that she is able to be, and will be, an exemplary parent, and that her child will not suffer in any way for want of a father.
3. Everything in her Washington Post essay “I’m a single mother by choice. One parent can be better than two” may be accurate and correct from her point of view, which as far as her own life is concerned, is all that matters. I will accept, for the purpose of this post, that it is correct.
4. This is a free country, and she can express any opinion that she chooses.
Nevertheless, she should not have written the article, which is irresponsible and cannot avoid doing more harm than good. Continue reading