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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There was a time when parents were expected to outfit their children with all the necessities of life as they send them out the door each day.
    Like the common sense not to have sex before they're married?
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Like the common sense not to have sex before they're married?
    Are you suggesting that taking responsibility for your own life is old fashioned and out of date?
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    No. In this nation we are supposed to have equal treatment under the law. To give some free, that which others are expected to pay for, violates that principle. Teenagers, like all other U.S. citzens (and residents), have wants and needs that they are expected to fulfill without gov't aid. Once we cross into the progressive utopia in which all wants and needs are "rights", by virtue of simply asking the gov't for help, only then would the answer become yes. To issue SPAM (Supplemental Prophylactic Assistance Mandate) cards to all of our nation's "needy" youth is simply another dreamy (progressive?) gov't program that is low on the priority list of a financially strapped federal gov't - but perhaps this will become an added PPACA mandate, none the less.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I'd rather give them condoms, then to have them be raising babies before high school graduation.
    You're assuming they're going to use them.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    the government should give them a true education........

    they shouldnt be encouraged to have sex when they are just 13 14

    it is not goverment's business.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    In all seriousness, clearly society is failing our children when it now seems that STDs are sharply on the rise with young people who seem to be abandoning safe sex, let alone abstinance, and subjecting themselves to risks far beyond an unwanted pregnancy.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    No. In this nation we are supposed to have equal treatment under the law. To give some free, that which others are expected to pay for, violates that principle. Teenagers, like all other U.S. citzens (and residents), have wants and needs that they are expected to fulfill without gov't aid. Once we cross into the progressive utopia in which all wants and needs are "rights", by virtue of simply asking the gov't for help, only then would the answer become yes. To issue SPAM (Supplemental Prophylactic Assistance Mandate) cards to all of our nation's "needy" youth is simply another dreamy (progressive?) gov't program that is low on the priority list of a financially strapped federal gov't - but perhaps this will become an added PPACA mandate, none the less.
    Agreed!

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Unfortunately, most parents were simply saying "No!" when the kids wanted "Yes," or at least "maybe." Failing to talk to kids realistically is what led to this.
    No two kids are at the same level of understanding when the schools start the 'mystery movies' regarding procreation.

    It's 100% in the hands of the parents to know when and how much to talk to their kids, and even the best talks can fail when the hormones kick in. Complete failure happens when the parents relegate that responsibility to the schools.
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    You're assuming they're going to use them.
    I'm willing to take that chance, and if one in 10 does use it, then it's a worthwhile investment.

    Not only for pregnancy, but STDs also.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In all seriousness, clearly society is failing our children when it now seems that STDs are sharply on the rise with young people who seem to be abandoning safe sex, let alone abstinance, and subjecting themselves to risks far beyond an unwanted pregnancy.
    Then, who are they going to blame for their health problems? Their parents, society at large, their teachers....who?

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