View Poll Results: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    Yeah... handing out condoms is just like handing out guns. That has to be the stupidest thing I've heard.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    The condoms should not be provided with tax dollars but if they are donated by some private org then that should be ok.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Yeah... handing out condoms is just like handing out guns. That has to be the stupidest thing I've heard.
    The point, which you clearly missed, is just because you think they're going to do it anyhow doesn't mean that we, as a society, ought to condone it, nor should we pay for it. We ought to make it unacceptable and subject to shame. People ought to held accountable for their actions, regardless.

    I'm sure that's something you just don't comprehend.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The point, which you clearly missed, is just because you think they're going to do it anyhow doesn't mean that we, as a society, ought to condone it, nor should we pay for it. We ought to make it unacceptable and subject to shame. People ought to held accountable for their actions, regardless.

    I'm sure that's something you just don't comprehend.
    This isn't logically going to happen. It is not realistic to believe that teens are going to not have sex just because you want to "shame" them. And unless you plan on preventing teens from ever being able to get condoms at all, then holding them "accountable for their actions" isn't going to happen any more than if they are given the condoms for free (particularly when it is being given with information about it and safer sex) rather than paying for them or being given them by their parents.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The point, which you clearly missed, is just because you think they're going to do it anyhow doesn't mean that we, as a society, ought to condone it, nor should we pay for it. We ought to make it unacceptable and subject to shame. People ought to held accountable for their actions, regardless.

    I'm sure that's something you just don't comprehend.
    lol... are you seriously trying to justify your gun analogy? Just stop already. You're only embarrassing yourself.

    Considering that condoms reduce disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death, I would say that it's in everyone's best interest if they had this tool, even if they never plan to use it. How is keeping our children ignorant and stupid going to keep them safe? Even in staunch right-wing, pro-marriage, pro-shaming-of-women countries like Iran, condoms are available. So whatever la la land you're living in is not part of this planet.

    Your argument about accountability has ZERO RELEVANCE to health policy. The medical profession does not make industry recommendations based on your selective moral outrage against sluts. It's made based on human realities. So just deal with it.

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