Sailor Abby Sunderland's Parents: Brave Or Bad?

Leonard Pitts, Jr., syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald
Bruce Barcott, contributing editor, Outside Magazine

16-year-old Abby Sunderland tried to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. She had to be rescued, after her boat became crippled by storms in the Indian Ocean. Now, many ask why her parents allowed their daughter to take such a dangerous trip in the first place.

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