View Poll Results: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Never underestimate the catastrophes a left winger can dream up if there's a prospect of removing the government teat from easy reach.
    You don't need to go far to see what a country without an effective safety net looks like-Mexico, Brazil, India... Children, disabled and old people begging in the streets, malnutrition, rampant disease etc.

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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.
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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?
    I replied no, because the idea that condoms = safety is seriously over stated. Even if you use condoms correctly, the chances of getting pregnant are pretty high. Even the chances of getting an STD are greater than most would care to take.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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).
    The cost isn't the issue, it is about making them readily available to kids so they can get them without risking being caught and/or embarrassed and so they to develop good habits. I don't care if they give them out free or have a vending machine, as long as the kids can access them without being watched.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    You don't need to go far to see what a country without an effective safety net looks like-Mexico, Brazil, India... Children, disabled and old people begging in the streets, malnutrition, rampant disease etc.
    Who knew condoms were such a powerful tool.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    My tax dollars shouldn't be going toward promoting immoral behavior.
    Most people don't support and/or actually practice the type of morality that says sex without marriage is immoral. Chances are, you didn't either.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Most people don't support and/or actually practice the type of morality that says sex without marriage is immoral. Chances are, you didn't either.
    Actually I did.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    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.
    That's fine, but condoms are needed to prevent disease transmission.

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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....
    It's one thing to be compassionate, it's another to be totally consumed by one's emotions. Liberals are way over that line. It's cool if you want to feel, just don't forget to think.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I replied no, because the idea that condoms = safety is seriously over stated. Even if you use condoms correctly, the chances of getting pregnant are pretty high. Even the chances of getting an STD are greater than most would care to take.
    Roughly 40% of teenagers have had sex by age 16. Providing condoms is proven to not increase sexual activity. Condoms are highly effective when used properly. Combined with birth control pills the chance of pregnancy is virtually zero.

    Are you a victim of abstinence education? You seem to believe inaccurate information.

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