to not know how to react to this comment about abortion?

(30 Posts)
PollyBeeGirl Fri 11-Jan-13 15:42:33

My daughter is looking into being an Au Pair in the USA so we've been doing research together and looking at reviews of different companies.

When I read this review about an au pair who came to live with a family who had an abortion a year before.

The mum left this comment -

"I am all for women's rights but a young woman who doesn't care enough about the life of a baby is not going to take good enough care of my children (in my opinion)"

It initially made me quite sad and angry to know that people have this view, but then later I thought perhaps they were a family with strong religious beliefs etc so perhaps she was entitled to have that view?

I'm really torn.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Fri 11-Jan-13 17:11:40

I could work for someone with those opinions but I couldn't work for someone who couldn't be trusted to mind her own business!

weevilswobble Fri 11-Jan-13 17:17:10

The poor girl. It could cause her massive depression that could lead who knows where. It must be very traumatic to go through and its never done lightly. She obviously confided in the family who have then shot her down. Outrageous to post it on the internet.

Viviennemary Fri 11-Jan-13 17:17:30

Firstly I don't think that was an appropriate comment on an au pair forum re her au pair. But if that's her view she is entitled to it.

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Fri 11-Jan-13 17:18:07

Of course she's entitled to her opinion. Having that particular opinion clearly makes her a fuckwit, mind, but there's no law against that. I'm sure having fuckwits among us serves some higher purpose, even if what it is isn't obvious to me. Putting it on a public website is another matter.

DoJo Sat 12-Jan-13 01:49:21

Was this review linked to a specific au pair, or was it a general comment on the quality of employee provided by the agency. Because the latter is just bigoted and ignorant, but the former is abhorrent!

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