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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    If they are too god damned stupid to not use one, or too ****ing lazy or cheap to go out and buy them..... then they deserve to deal with that ****.

    Allow them to buy them in stores.
    Encourage them to use them.
    But if you think you are setting teens up for success by giving out free condoms in school based on the false premise that they won't go out and buy their own because they are too dumb........ thats just stupid.


    And im not arguing this due to some sort of "OH NOES ITS GOING TO ENCOURAGE TEENS TO ****" aspect.


    I find this idea an extension of the bull**** "coddling" of teens that keeps on and keeps on in America. Quit coddling teens and let them face reality, they earned it.
    We have been giving free condoms to sailors in the US Navy for much longer than we have teenagers. Where is the outrage for that? At least with teens, there is the valid excuse that they might not be able to afford it and they certainly wouldn't be able to afford either a baby, an abortion, or treatment for an STD. Sailors on the other hand, can (in general) afford any of these things.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    We have been giving free condoms to sailors in the US Navy for much longer than we have teenagers. Where is the outrage for that? At least with teens, there is the valid excuse that they might not be able to afford it and they certainly wouldn't be able to afford either a baby, an abortion, or treatment for an STD. Sailors on the other hand, can (in general) afford any of these things.
    Sailors are provided any of those things already.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Sailors are provided any of those things already.
    Yes, they are. But they are also provided free condoms to prevent things like unwanted pregnancies (particularly those that would make additional little Americans in other countries) and STDs, the same exact reasons that people want to provide free condoms to high school students (except for the international American babies thing). Both actions help to decrease the cost to the taxpayer, who would be paying for care of either.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Yes, they are. But they are also provided free condoms to prevent things like unwanted pregnancies (particularly those that would make additional little Americans in other countries) and STDs, the same exact reasons that people want to provide free condoms to high school students (except for the international American babies thing). Both actions help to decrease the cost to the taxpayer, who would be paying for care of either.
    Why do you assume the taxpayer is paying for a teenagers unplanned pregnancy????

    A servicemember... sure...

    Not a random ass teenager.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Why should they be free? If you don't have the money to buy condoms, you don't have the money to raise a child.
    ... That's kind of the argument for why they should be free. 1 condom avoids 1 child 98% of the time.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why do you assume the taxpayer is paying for a teenagers unplanned pregnancy????

    A servicemember... sure...

    Not a random ass teenager.
    Because in many cases, they are. If not the taxpayers, then the teens' parents. But most of the time, it is the taxpayers through Medicaid and then afterward through assistance programs. The majority of teen moms go on assistance, especially if they stay in school. Many taxpayers would most likely prefer to just pass out condoms for free at school if that means less money for them.

    TANF and the Status of Teen Mothers under Age 18

    Almost 80% is a lot of assistance. If that can be cut done, even just a little by providing free condoms, then why shouldn't it be? Especially through programs like that being proposed in Chicago/Boston, where the school is setting up counseling required for the "free condoms", providing more knowledge/education about sex.

    I personally feel that teenagers should all get sex education, with no out at all. But if there is an "out", a parent wanting their child out should be able to be overruled by a teen who wants the class, the knowledge.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Because in many cases, they are. If not the taxpayers, then the teens' parents. But most of the time, it is the taxpayers through Medicaid and then afterward through assistance programs. The majority of teen moms go on assistance, especially if they stay in school. Many taxpayers would most likely prefer to just pass out condoms for free at school if that means less money for them.

    TANF and the Status of Teen Mothers under Age 18

    Almost 80% is a lot of assistance. If that can be cut done, even just a little by providing free condoms, then why shouldn't it be? Especially through programs like that being proposed in Chicago/Boston, where the school is setting up counseling required for the "free condoms", providing more knowledge/education about sex.

    I personally feel that teenagers should all get sex education, with no out at all. But if there is an "out", a parent wanting their child out should be able to be overruled by a teen who wants the class, the knowledge.
    Sorry... just sounds like a whole bunch of coddling them to me.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Sorry... just sounds like a whole bunch of coddling them to me.
    Then you are ignoring the facts for your own preconceived notions. It isn't "coddling". It is dealing with the situation in a much better way than expecting teens to not be teenagers. It is being realistic and using that reality to hopefully prevent some pregnancies and STIs, and save a little bit of money as well.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    People who are against giving out condoms and safe sex advice to teenagers are completely in denial of reality.

    People who wish to suppress this education and simultaneously ban abortion are sick in the head.

    That's all.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    People who are against giving out condoms and safe sex advice to teenagers are completely in denial of reality.
    That's about as ridiculous as saying we ought to hand out free handguns to crazed murderers. After all, they're going to do it anyhow.
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