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Writer Counters "Hannah" Letter with Free condoms, birth control, and
web posted November 15, 2012
May I jump in here and respond to Hannah P. Mosely's opinion letter on
November 6, 2012? First of all, for a 16 year old, it was a remarkable
and mature opinion. I congratulate her thinking and her faith as a
But she touches on something that has long confused me. If the
overriding concern is the survival of the unborn baby, why is birth
control and contraception fought against so vehemently:
Why not teach birth control to middle-schoolers and high-schoolers, who
are the ones who so desperately need to be talking about it. Why not
pass out condoms to middle-schoolers and high schoolers, both boys and
girls. Why not get girls free access to birth control products: the
Pill, IUDs, Antiviral foams, etc.
Providing abortions is a small percentage of what Planned Parenthood
does, less than 10% I think I've read; maybe less than 5%
Teaching abstinence is fine, and part of a parent's job and their
church, if they go to church.
But more and more children don't have a church in their life to lead
them. More and more sons and daughters may not have a strong presence
in their lives to guide them.
Their only guide to avoid pregnancy is birth control and discovering
enough respect for themselves to avoid random sex, which they may find
in birth-control classes with their peers..
This may go against you and your church's teaching, but if we truly
care about not killing unborn babies then we will seek to avoid
Let me say that again ... If we care about not killing unborn babies,
then we will seek to avoid unwanted pregnancies.'
Marietta, GA 30064
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