Handel resigns from Komen

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Handel resigns from Komen
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:10am
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Couldn't tell you because I never had a problem with any providers calling my home. I would suspect if I told them to say they were "Kathy," they would have done that.

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Somehow, I get the feeling that's not exactly what happened.

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Again, they are providing birth control and education, not making value judgments, or encouraging or discouraging sexual behavior. It's indeed sad when girls don't think they can speak to their parents, but they are obviously going to have sex whether their parents approve or not, and they are being responsible enough to get birth control to prevent a pregnancy.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:14am
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That may be the way you interpret it, but that's not what's actually happening. The teens are going to be sexually active and have shown some responsibility for themselves by accessing birth control to at least not get pregnant. By the way, as a teen who had birth control with my mother's knowledge and permission (she's the one who drove me to the gynecologist to get it), providing birth control does not equal approval of sexual activity.

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No, I wasn't because my mom took me to her gynecologist to be examined and to get a prescription. My mother made sure that I knew about birth control methods.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:20am
jamblessedthree wrote:
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.

Ummmm.....OKay?

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:25am
Because they are going to do it whether you want them to or not?

My authority ends when my child makes a choices I can no longer control. I can advise my kids that it is prudent to wait to become involved in a sexual relationship, but I can't and won't lock them down to assert my authority. I'd rather they be safe, educated and protected.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:34am
You chose to lie and sneak, you flouted your parent's authority. Organizations like planned parenthood keep the confidentiality of their patients, but advise them in all cases to inform their parents of their birth control choices. Public health of teens engaging in sexual activity is the objective, private morality is left to the individuals.

You were not the victim, but the perpetrator, and no amount of rationalization can hide that fact.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:37am
I have never giving the ok for my teens to engage in sexual activity, because I don't think they are ready yet, but if they do decide to have sex, I advised them that they better be protected.
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:37am

Don't be so quick to paint education and school lunch programs with the same brush as unemployment, welfare and Obamacare.. I live in a socially rich community, The school lunch program is big and our school district is suffering because of budget cuts, There are site based clinics there too.

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:39am

The face of PP IS abortion. Go to the towns where Planned Parenthoods are located and ask any teenager where they'd go to get an abortion and they will all tell you Planned Parenthood. Most can even tell you how much it costs.

I am not understanding why adults want to pretend this isn't true.

If it's true, a) it's a misperception, and b) it was created by pro life folks harping on the issue, with intention. I'm a PP volunteer. and see the good done by PP, the value it *adds* to the communities it serves.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:40am
Exactly. Every one of us here knows that there is no way to control what a teenager is going to do.
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:47am

It's not false... But you won't hear Catholic charities talking from both sides of their mouth

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