reply to post by clg79
This is easy to say unless your a silly fifteen year old who has no idea what they are doing. Who has been told that the rhythem method works or their
boyfriend is sterile. And don't also try to say that they are stupid and should know better because the teenage mind is a trainwreck anyways. If you
don't believe me that kids are clueless then listen to loveline. Unless you take all the teenagers in the world and put the boys and girls on
seperates sides of the planet and build a 1000 foot wall, there are gonna be accidental pregnancies.
And there are many adults responsible enough to take birth control and it fails. And it does fail. That one percent does happen. I know of a person
hwo had the million and one shot of being on birth control and using a condom because they didn't want kids, and they got pregnant. They figured
since the kid beat those odds it was meant to be and is probably going to be some kind of miracle worker, lol.
stuff happens and nothing bugs me more then lableing everyone as, their fault. Yes people need to be held responsible. But people screw up, and
without meaning too a lot of times.
continually throwing members of society to the wolves for not being absolutely perfect doesn't make you any better then the people making
Not all lives are created equal. Not all minds are equal. everyones emotional wellbeing is not created equal. And people are not armed and born with
infinite knowledge that tells them what is right or wrong and what the consequences are. You are at the mercy of the limits of your knowledge. If you
live in an area where every single person does drugs, then most likely that is what you perceive life to be and you will do drugs too.
then you have people with disorders like bipolar disorder that is prone to excessive and impulsive behavior, that don't have the ability to
rationalize on the spot.
Many teens and women are coerced into sex by their partners.
53% of teens admit to not understand sex or birth control.
It has been found that women who were exposed to abuse early in childhood, family strife and disfunction, are far more likely to have a teenage
pregnancy, then those who don't. If childhood experiences of abuse, violence and family strife were eliminated, that would reduce a third of the
Teen girls dating older boys are also much more likely to get pregnant.
Only when every child is educated on sex and birth control can it be determined if these programs are working or not.
If 53% of teens are uneducated about sex, and have a dysfunctional family, more then likely they are going to get pregnant.
Add in Hollywood who is now glorifying pregnancy and making it look easy and cool.
Who is responsible? We all are.
Our legislators for not having every 13 year old educated, and making birth control prolific, especially to less advantaged segments of the
To most families for creating a dysfunctional environment.
So are you telling me that a fourteen year old girl, with no father, a single depresed mother working two jobs, and absolutely no self esteem or
confidence, is capable of making life decisions????
Or a poverty stricken mother at the mercy of an abusive husband, who threatens to leave her with nothing and beat her if she doesn't sleep with him
is making decisions?
And why is it that all these terminated pregnancies felt they have no other option?
No one goes to have an abortion for fun.
Some may use it as birth control, but most are frightened females who feel they have no other choice. Who have abusive boyfriends that they don't
want to be permenantly connected too. Who don't have support to carry a pregnancy even to adoption. And more then likely if these pregnancies are
carried through, it is children who are going to be abusers themselves or on welfare themselves, and are likely to have teen pregnancies.
Teenagers also have a much higher risk of complications during pregnancy.
I don't believe in abortion after the second trimester. I also don't believe that whatever religion it may be, that is is a factory stamping out
souls every conception.
A soul enters a baby at some point before birth, when it decides. IN a baby that is about to be aborted, it waits till it has a body where it is going
to be born.You dont catch a train to nowhere do you?
There are things worse then death. And a life of abuse and poverty, in the hands of people who can't take care of you, and more then likely don't
care, is not ideal.
Fight the disease, not the symptom.
You can do so much more becoming a friend of a teen or raggled mother then you can by running around protesting with signs.