View Poll Results: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Free, no to that, nothing in the world is free and kids need to learn this just as everybody needs to learn that. At cost or close to cost, yes, because it is prudent and wise to encourage kids to use protection with the sex they are bound to have anyway. Condoms do not encourage young people having sex but it does protect the users from the bad results this can have (pregnancy and STD's) and protects us as a society from having to pay for the possible results from having unprotected sex (health care costs, abortion, adoption, foster care, welfare, prison costs etc.)
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    YES. Of course.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I guess you miss the good old days of malnourished, uneducated, unclothed children working 14 hours a day on the family farm or in a factory.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    They used to call us bleeding heart liberals--for a good reason...We know how to walk in our brother''s shoes, we are caring and compassionate...That doesn't seem horrible to me....
    Compassion is fine and good, and something should be done to help people, but that help being forced at gunpoint from workers who may or may not want it is unethical.

    Nothing is free, it all must come from somewhere, so I believe there should be a damn good reason to take someone's money to give it to someone else, and this simply doesn't fit that requirement.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Compassion is fine and good, and something should be done to help people, but that help being forced at gunpoint from workers who may or may not want it is unethical.

    Nothing is free, it all must come from somewhere, so I believe there should be a damn good reason to take someone's money to give it to someone else, and this simply doesn't fit that requirement.
    Good points.

    And you are right, this does not even begin to fit the requirement.

    We are talking about $1 condoms so that teenagers can have safer sex. One lousy buck.

    Not emergency food so that people won't starve.


    Any First World nation teenager who is too lazy to go and buy a $1 condom to have safer sex deserves everything they get.

    Now in poorest Africa where STD's and skyrocketing birth rates are the norm...this sounds like a very good idea.

    But in places where teenagers can VERY easily afford them already?

    Come on now.

    This smells of people who just blindly support ANY government assistance.
    Last edited by DA60; 07-02-13 at 07:38 AM.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Good points.

    And you are right, this does not even begin to fit the requirement.

    We are talking about $1 condoms so that teenagers can have safer sex. One lousy buck.

    Not emergency food so that people won't starve.


    Any First World nation teenager who is too lazy to go and buy a $1 condom to have safer sex deserves everything they get.

    Now in poorest Africa where STD's and skyrocketing birth rates are the norm...this sounds like a very good idea.

    But in places where teenagers can VERY easily afford them already?

    Come on now.

    This smells of people who just blindly support ANY government assistance.
    Indeed, I mean jesus, working at McDonalds for an hour you could probably buy at least 10 condoms. There's no reason someone can't afford that.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Indeed, I mean jesus, working at McDonalds for an hour you could probably buy at least 10 condoms. There's no reason someone can't afford that.
    And on that note;

    Trojan Premium Lubricant Condoms - Walmart.com

    That's 75 cents (plus tax) per name brand condom.


    Or if the teen in question is REALLY active (or wants to split the cost with his/her friends):

    Get LifeStyles Ultra Sensitive Condoms at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

    That's about 25 cents (plus tax) per condom.


    Come on people - this argument is pretty silly (imo).


    (note: I am not knocking the person who started the thread though - all questions are good questions, imo).
    Last edited by DA60; 07-02-13 at 09:55 AM.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    My tax dollars shouldn't be going toward promoting immoral behavior.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Should teenagers be given free condoms?
    Yes preventing accidental pregnancy is vital however i believe again education is key to preventing pregnancy which may not be wanted if more wisdom was present

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I totally agree....I know someone who had a very promiscuis young daughter and she did this---ten years later and no babies....
    It only makes sense. If a parent knows, or even suspects their daughter of being sexually active, then they should get them a shot of Depo (or some other long-acting birth control) at a free clinic or even at school.
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