Handel resigns from Komen

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:19am
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That's simply not true. If someone goes to Planned Parenthood and has a positive pregnancy test, Planned Parenthood talks about all the options...keeping the child, giving the child up for adoption, or having an abortion. The pregnant woman thinks about the options and makes her own choice on what to do.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:20am
I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, I was taught hard work gets you what you want.. My DH and I don't teach our kids anything less.

 

 

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:21am
I have a teenage girl who doesn't lie or decide. She can decide for herself if she wants birth control. I trust her judgment and she is well aware of her reproductive choices, and the consequences of bad judgment. At 17, as far as I know, she is still a virgin, but if she's not, she's responsible for her actions.

When parents are realistic that abstinence is not the only choice teens make, then deception is not necessary. My teen and preteen know that I expect them to make responsible choices regarding relationships and sex, but if their choices are impulsive I hope they're prepared with bc and condoms.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:21am
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?

Nancy
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:21am
I have an impossible time wrapping my head around the idea that abortion is ok because a fetus is not a baby.. Is that heartbeat at 5 or 6 weeks just an it?

 

 

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:27am

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.

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:43am
<< Planned Parenthood undermined parental authority and helped contribute to a moral breakdown in this country. >>

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.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:46am
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No one is "giving an okay" to teenagers. What is being provided is birth control to sexually active teenagers so they don't suffer the consequence of an unwanted pregnancy as a teen.

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I don't know what a "flop through clinic" is, but when I went, I received an exam, Pap smear, and education on how to properly use the birth control pills that I chose to receive. I then took them home and had sexual intercourse with my husband in my own bedroom.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:00am
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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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:09am

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Oh yes they are! By

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