reply to post by Charmed707
I didn't imply that only 'young inexperienced' people are pro life, or that you would ever
change your views. What i did infer was that you may well alter your opinions with more
actual experience of life, many do after they have actually been there done that!!
My own experience goes back to when there were only three types of contraceptives
the condom, withdrawal, or abstinence - two of them free but 100% unreliable, the third not
free and at a time when the average person was far from 'well off' or even 'comfortable'
'Benifits' simply did not exist!
I empathise with your 'agecard' response but do i detect a touch of 'a chip on your shoulder'
or 'a touch of smugness' there?............I've had it all my life that i appear much younger than
I am, i take no offence....just enjoy
You sound to me like a well adjusted young woman, someone i would like for my grand
daughter to aspire to - but i fear for the 13, 14, and15 yr old's of today. It seems to me they
have 'everything' thrown at them all the information, but not how to handle it....how to VALUE
themselves, put bluntly how to say NO. Yesterday i came across these facts which sums up
what i have said.
Studies have indicated that adolescent girls are often in abusive and controlling relationships
at the time of their concieving. They have also reported that the knowledge of their preganancy
has often intensified violent and controlling behavior on the part of the boy friend. Those under
18yrs are twice as likely to get beaten by the boy friend.A UK study found that 70% of teens
who had given birth in their teens had experienced adolescent domestic violence. A Washington
State study found 70% of teenage mothers had been beaten and 51% of the girls had
experienced attempts at birth control sabotage by the boy friend!
Studies in the US
indicate the age discrepancy between teenagers and the men who impregnate them. Teenage
girls in relationships with 'adult boys' are more likely to get pregnant than those in a
relationship with boys of their own age (seems like a control issue to me) A review of
California's 1990 statics found that men 'older than high school age' father 77% of births to
'high school' girls!
You state your views on abortion were not formed by books, lessons etc., well they
certainly appear not to have been formed by any sort of actual experience of yourself or that
of anyone close to you?
And as for your views on 'womens rights' don't knock them
be grateful, be VERY GRATEFUL I can only say they they have not yet gone far enough!
I go back to when women had NO RIGHTS. When i was getting divorced and had an
appointment for the fitting of an IDU i was given a form for my husband to fill in agreeing to
'ALLOW' this!! (
today) When i wanted to purchase something on HP [hire purchase]
i had to get a MALE guarantor (
today)..........so on and so on...............
And abortion was illegal.........makes you wonder how desperate a young woman had to be to
do some of the horrors to themselves or have it done to them!! ........ The death rate was very
high .............. Look up Vera Drake
With all that said I wish you all the best .......Eletheia.