Handel resigns from Komen
iluvkrat wrote:Providing birth control to sexually active teenagers is not "rotten" or "unethical." Teenagers are going to have sex whether they are on birth control or not. Better to provide them birth control than withhold it and let them get pregnant. Not every teenager can talk to their parents about birth control. I did, so I didn't have to go sneaking around to get hold of some. I will tell you, though, that lack of birth control likely wouldn't have stopped me from having sex.
Encouraging teenagers to lie to their parents is rotten and unethical. How can instructing a girl to keep her pills in a safe spot so mom can't find them and having a secret code name to reach them at home not be sneaky and deceptive?
This isn't about abstinance-this is about undermining parental authority. Why is it okay for someone else to give my teens the okay to do something I don't agree with? Why is another adult involved in my parenting decisions?
I am all for birth control but not at flop through clinic where you grab your supply and head off to the back seat of the car.
iluvkrat wrote:No, they didn't. It was pretty standard for any medical providers to ask if it was okay to call a home, and if so, how much could they say to the person answering the phone, etc. That wasn't just a Planned Parenthood thing. All my physicians asked those questions. If you were sneaky, it was because you felt you needed to hide something from your parents. Don't lay that trip on Planned Parenthood.
Yes, it is standard or medical providers to ask if it is okay to call and how much to say. But would your family physician call under the pretence of another name or a girlfriend in order to deceive someone else in the home?
Yes, I did feel the need to hide something from my parents. I was engaging in behavior they did not approve of. But another group of adults told me it was okay and that my parents were wrong. They instructed me how to lie and sneak. They had a well planned way of undermining parental authority. What right does anyone else-or worse, some well funded organization, have in allowing and encouraging children to participate in something against their parents' wishes?
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