Here’s a moral situation for discussion.
A friend of mine has a brother who has fathered 11 children by several different women.
He has never married any of the women. Once the baby comes, he usually moves on. He’s not even listed on most of the birth certificates. He plays essentially no parenting role whatsoever.
The children live in inner-city poverty. The mothers tend to have substance abuse problems. The brother has mental health issues (depression, uncontrolled anger) but no substance abuse problems (aside from drinking too much). He has a criminal record for fighting and violent behavior. My friend and he grew up in a single-parent household, with domestic violence rampant. She (my friend) had to start caring for her brother at a young age. Their father is a violent nutcase. Their mom is barely stable from a mental/emotional standpoint.
What’s to be done with someone like him?
(my friend is married, two children, and has made a comfortable, productive life for herself. She’s a churchgoer (Lutheran) and does a lot of charity work in the neighborhood where she grew up)