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|Tue, 06-17-2003 - 3:29pm|
and in my opinion society does not give women, esp. young and poor women, enough tools to do this.
Birth control pills are extremely expensive. You can't even get the pill without an expensive yearly exam. Most insurances don't cover the whole amount of the pill if any.
Sex education for young adults is extremely lacking. I read the thread below about rape, and saw how some people blamed the victim for placing herself in a dangerous situation. Well, someone needs to teach teenagers how to recognize dangerous situations and parents can't always do it well enough because they're too emotionally involved. Or they have no clue what they're talking about! I was myself a victim of date rape, at the age of 18, I was a virgin and I had been taught to avoid dangerous situations like bars and dark alleys. But I didn't expect my own boyfriend to rape me when I had told him I wanted to wait until marraige and he agreed! He even praised me for that choice! Only to attack me one day when I did not expect it and was not strong enough to escape. We need to talk more with teenagers about how rape can take many forms and it's not always the drunken stranger that attacks you. Thank god I did not get pregnant but what if I had?
Also the morning after pill needs to be over the counter.
If society does its part to prevent unwanted pregnancies, then we will see abortion drastically decrease. But all I see is politicians blaming the victim- the women who really don't want to go through a horrible and tramatic experience as abortion but ended up in that horrible situation.
Instead of fighting each other I think women should band together to cut off this social problem at its source- the problem we can all agree on, whether PL or pro choice, is unwanted pregnancies. Society is just NOT doing its part to stop them, and really needs to change.