A new category of victims has emerged in feminist and other progressive circles: “regretful parents.” These are mothers and fathers (but mostly mothers) who are coming out about regretting that they had children.
This “breaking of a taboo” against admitting the feeling seems related to the attempt to normalize abortion. Not wanting a child is portrayed as valid and liberating, even after the child is born.
Ironically, regretful parents insist that they still love the child. Even as they wish that he or she didn’t exist.
As Alexandra DeSanctis points out, this movement shows profound confusion about parenthood, love, and life in general. As if “having a child is valuable only as long as it is rewarding.”