Birth control is a medication? So....um....getting pregnant is an illness? This is so twisted in so many ways it's insane... In fact I only view birth control (hormones...HRT) as medication to help post menopausal, hormone deficient women, and transsexual women...
I am not against birth control and plenty of heath care providers offer it at a decent price and even some insurers cover it. So I don't think those of us not at risk of getting pregnant need to foot the bill for irresponsible people. I am sick of the mentality that we should accept pregnancy prevention as a community service we all need to pay for...Look - I know teen pregnancies will always be with us so I would even say....I am ok with some of my tax dollars going to some prevention programs (in a very limited way) and making birth control somewhat available for young women (because I would rather pay for that then a million unwanted children being taken care of by moms on welfare), but private providers should not be obligated to include it in their programs if they choose not to.
This message implies that being a mother is not respectable and that young girls should only aspire to be a successful military person or other type of professional or they are not successful. I think if a child wants to do this - fine... But...motherhood and raising a children is one of the most important jobs on earth...maybe THE most important. (I am a single dad...I know this...)
While this mother is supporting her girl's dreams (hopefully not shoving them down their throats) maybe she will take the time to teach them to be responsible people, choose good partners that don't have reckless sex, and maybe let them know it's ok NOT to spread your legs for every guy you like.
This whole message reeks of the Obama philosophy of shifting individual and family responsibilities to the government - and it amazes me people buy into it!
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