The Atlantic has an interesting article. While reporting that the ACLU is assisting parents in trying to eliminate abstinence only education, the author chooses to give a penny history into the development and euphemisms used for contraception since the time of the Comstock Laws
Perhaps one of the problems of the modern society is that there is so much information about contraception and free love in the media, on the street, by the example of friends and parents that the message of abstinence is completely drowned out. So, as we giggle about the way in which contraception has been described , some are using it as an argument supporting the recent decisions from the Obama administration and the newest research about the “male pill.”
So what it the problem in teaching young men and young women about self respect and the physical, emotional and psychological consequences of pre-marital sex? Some again might say that all this will be covered. But put yourselves into the mind of an adolescent who is confused and not able to address the feelings and changes that seem to be happening too fast. Which message do you think they will hear? the one about self respect? Or the one that means good feelings and fun?
Perhaps it should begin at home……and homes should influence and protect their children.
St Anne, pray for us!
- Love can’t be true if it involves contraception (fijitimes.com)
- California district teaches students to ‘get plenty of rest’ to prevent STDs (rawstory.com)