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Miss Manners by Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin

Don't Blame Higher Education for People Who Are Rude

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a teenage boy who apparently has impregnated a teenage girl. She says she's in love with me still, but also she will not get an abortion and insists that I pay support. I think this is all mood swings. How do I support her morally but not monetarily?

GENTLE READER: That is neither a moral nor a legal position. Miss Manners trusts that the young lady's lawyer will explain that to you.

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