Since for some reason there's a lot of buzz going on about teen sex, I thought I would take a look at what conservative commenters have to say about the subject. I found this real winner from Rebecca Hagelin. Hagelin yammers about the evils of Planned Parenthood, and its president's advocacy of, you know, sex education that actually involves education:
Her so-called “solutions”? Birth-control pills. Condoms. Diaphragms. All of which send an unmistakable message to teens: “You have no self-control, and we don’t expect you to. We know you’re going to ‘do it,’ so just make sure you’re ‘safe’ when you do.”So... how exactly does Hagelin expect these kids to respond, thanks to the glory of "abstinence only education"? What "excuse" does she expect to be born (no pun intended) of their ignorance?
Never mind helping teens learn the skills they need to say “no.” Forget the guys who may be willing to avoid sex - they’ll have no excuse when the “cool” kids tease them. And the girls who would like help saying “no” when their boyfriends pressure them? Sorry, they’re on their own. Some “solutions”
"Seks? What is the seks? I've never heard of the seks."
"I would say 'yes', but every time you have sex you get pregnant, and there's no way to stop it."
"I would say 'yes', but every time you have sex you get a disease, and there's no way to stop it."
Mr. Blackitt: Look at them, bloody Catholics. Filling the bloody world up with bloody people they can't afford to bloody feed.
HagelinBlackitt: What are we dear?
Mr. Blackitt: Protestant, and fiercely proud of it...
Mrs. Blackitt: Why do they have so many children...?
Mr. Blackitt: Because every time they have sexual intercourse they have to have a baby.
Mrs. Blackitt: But it's the same with us, Harry.
Mr Blackitt: What d'you mean...?
Mrs. Blackitt: Well I mean we've got two children and we've had sexual intercourse twice.
Mr. Blackitt: That's not the point... We *could* have it any time we wanted.
Mrs. Blackitt: Really?
Mr. Blackitt: Oh yes. And, what's more, because we don't believe in all that Papist claptrap we can take precautions.
Mrs. Blackitt: What, you mean lock the door...?
Mr. Blackitt: No no, I mean, because we are members of the Protestant Reformed Church which successfully challenged the autocratic power of the Papacy in the mid-sixteenth century, we can wear little rubber devices to prevent issue.
Mrs Blackitt: What do you mean?