posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:28 AM
reply to post by SplitInfinity
I think education can help much,yes,but that education should first be aimed at teaching THE SANCTITY OF LIFE. Young people,and especially girls of
course,should be taught that sex does Not equal love.This should be taught from a young age,also that abortion is not a quickfix.The fix,and this
cannot be emphasized enough,is that sex is not a way to alleviate emotional pain,loneliness,etc and that to sleep around,is a disrespect to yourself,a
way to devalue yourself,MOST especially in the emotionally vulnerable teenage years,but really applicable to All ages.The economic implications
should be discussed at length too,of course.Already most people are aware,surely,of the availability of female birth control(the Depo-Provera
injection is the most reliable imo,from personal experience)and the morning-after pill.The education should be aimed at making sure women,especially
younger ones Care enough to avail themselves of preventative measures,but more importantly,to address the issues of low self-esteem,which is a Massive
contributing factor in especially younger women having sex with basically the first guy that comes along and pays them attention or a few compliments.
Women should have access to free birth control, but if there's no interest or will to avail themselves of it,it would by itself make little
difference to the issue of unwanted pregnancies.Respect for LIFE,and for themselves,would imo,be the factors that would galvanise women who don't
want a pregnancy,to prevent it rather than using abortion as an after the fact contraceptive or quickfix.Btw,it is my personal belief that life starts
the moment the egg is fertilised.