The problem with statements like what Mike pence said back in 1997 – which inspired Janis Kenderdine’s question in 2016 – is that it becomes an academic question and not a realistic one. In a perfect world, perhaps we would have our needs taken care of. Perhaps we wouldn’t have to worry about housing or food or lifestyle. In that perfect world, an experiment to test any potential bonding issues could take place. But we don’t live there. We live in this world. Children are born. Somebody has to take care of them. Let’s say a single mother says “you know, Mike pence in 1997 is correct. I’ll stay home and take care of the kids and not go out to work. “. What happens then?