I was teaching yesterday on the topic of responsibility (to 7th graders). I was explaining that people have different degrees of responsibility, for instance if they don't make their bed, it is still messy when they get in it at night and nothing huge happens. However if they don't feed their pets, their pets could starve. In my life, if I were to prioritize my responsibilities I would say work comes first. If I don't go to work, then I don't have a job and can't afford to eat. At that point a kid says "well that's not good because babies need food to grow" (referring to my pregnancy) and another students says "Don't have an abortion!".
I couldn't believe it! 7th graders do say pretty unexpected and inappropriate things, but the whole class gasped and one kid even told him how he shouldn't say things like that. I got home and told my husband about it (who is also a teacher), he didn't see the big deal in it (kids say dumb things). But something about it just floors me!