Lauren Boebert, a Republican representative from Colorado, announced that she is going to become a grandmother for the first time as her oldest son, who is 17 years old, is expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend. The congressman’s grandson is due to arrive in April, and Boebert will be called “GiGi.” During her announcement, Boebert shared a conversation she had with her son where he cracked a joke, suggesting that becoming a young father is “hereditary.”
In her comments, Boebert didn’t actually seem all that pleased about becoming a grandmother the year after she could legally run for president. “When I approached him and told him, ‘Tyler, I’m going to be a 36-year-old grandmother,’ he said, ‘Well, didn’t you make granny a 36-year-old granny?’ I said, ‘Yes, I did.’ He said, ‘Well then it’s hereditary.’ Nice try buddy.”
But then she tried to spin it into a nice little story about rural teenagers being more pro-life than their urban peers.
Lauren Boebert publicly announced that her 17 year old son, Tyler, will be making her “a 36 year old grandmother” in April.
Boebert: “Now, any of you who have young children who are giving life there’s some questions that pop up. There’s some fear that arises.” #GrandmaBoebert pic.twitter.com/ylcxQKMc9j
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Boebert, who became a mom at 18 and dropped out of high school, earned her GED almost 17 years later in 2020. During the announcement, she shared a conversation she had with her son where he humorously suggested that becoming a young father is “hereditary.” Boebert also explained that rural conservative communities tend to have a higher rate of teenage mothers, however, these typically right-wing areas tend to value life more so than left-wing areas, and as a result, rural areas tend to have lower abortion rates than their urban counterparts.
At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event, Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado spoke out against funding “comprehensive sex education” in public schools, a stance that has garnered criticism from many. While some argue that “comprehensive” sexual education teaches important information such as contraception and safe sex practices, others feel that inappropriate topics and different methods of having sex are not appropriate to teach in schools. Boebert, who is against abortion, believes that schools should not be teaching students how to have or methods of enjoying sex, as Boebert and many others feel it is not appropriate in a school setting – as in any other context, adults teaching school-aged children how to enjoy sex would potentially be considered a crime.
It is worth noting that even if a “comprehensive” version of sexual education is not taught, protection and avoiding pregnancy are still typically taught during sex education courses. Boebert, who became a mother at 18 and earned her GED almost 17 years later, has previously spoken about the value of life and the importance of rural conservative communities, which tend to have a higher rate of teenage mothers but also lower abortion rates than their urban counterparts.
Grandchildren are awesome!
Not the first young person to get someone pregnant. Why is this considered news?