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the-at-symbol asked:

How do you feel about birth control being offered to girls under 16 (the general age of consent)


It is not good.

1. Everyone reacts to hormonal medication differently. Side effects can range from uncomfortable to lethal. It’s not something to choose lightly, especially without parental input.

2. Birth control is not 100% effective. If a girl is on the pill, she needs to take it at the same time every day. For a young teenager, this may not be realistic.

3. Long-term birth control methods such as an IUD have been associated with dangerous complications that have resulted in infertility. Allowing a teenager to risk losing her fertility permanently is irresponsible.

4. Self-control and self-discipline are skills that need to be taught. Throwing our hands up and saying, “Teenagers will be teenagers” means we are failing those teenagers. We gave up on teaching responsibility and self-control. Anyone else see the consequences of that?

5. For reproductive health issues there are more effective ways to actually treat the underlying problem rather than put a bandaid on it. If a girl has endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc., those problems need to be treated, not covered up. If you mask the symptoms and the underlying problem persists, she’ll face the same difficulty if she decides to have kids and goes off the birth control. If you treat the problem, her quality of life will go up dramatically.

prolifeproliberty, Tumblr 4 Comments [6/14/2018 12:21:51 PM]
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Birth control is not just for contraception.
It also helps regulate periods, makes periods lighter, reduces menstral cramping and head aches. Ease endometriosis and ovarian cysts and reduce risk of cancer.
I hate that argument that it's not 100 percent effective. You know what is zero percent effective? Sex without contraception.

6/14/2018 2:30:02 PM

Happy Atheist

4 directly contradicts 2. You can't trust someone to take the pill at the right time because they're a teenager, but you complain about people not trusting teenagers to be completely abstinent?

6/14/2018 3:31:25 PM

Titania

Oh but the Big One here is that since the Pill was invented in the 1960s, women have had more sexual freedom! And it sounds like you don't like that. Pro "life" ends when the fetus is thrown into this world, and you are not pro liberty for that half of the population which are the same gender as the big statue in New York.

6/15/2018 2:41:07 PM

Malingspann

@Happy Atheist

prolifeproliberty: "There's no contradiction between 4 and 2! 4 just clarifies 2!!"

6/19/2018 6:14:27 AM

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