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Hughesville woman concerned about teenage pregnancies

May 20, 2013

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MrShaman

May-20-13 5:27 AM

"Page thinks young women should know what options they have to prevent pregnancy.

"You can't rely on a teenage boy to stop."

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If there was some way that younger-people could see what Life was like, OUTSIDE this area...if they could see how-many-more options there were (BESIDES sex) to break the monotony in their Lives...there's a very good chance they'd be less likely to see children (creating their "own" family) as the only option available to them, in the first place.

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cheknurpulse

May-20-13 12:08 PM

The problem is the TV shows like 16 and pregnant. They glamorize teen pregnancies.

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kellys

May-20-13 12:58 PM

If the kids wont talk about sex with their parents then it should be offered in school. The more knowledge they have the better decisions they will make. Take them to a labor and delivery room at Williamsport Hospital. That might help. The grandparents need to tell them I'm not raising your baby you are.. The more we do the less they will. Just my thoughts.

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JohnMBower

May-20-13 1:06 PM

But The Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was an unwed teen mother-to-be at 13 or 14, so we should remove discussions of sin and morality from our sex education and focus on practical solutions like birth control training and yes, even abstinence.

Have ******s for sale in every school boy's bathroom and female birth control as easy to obtain as their menstrual supplies.

Then, teach the children about relationships and how to say "no" when they are not ready or don't want to have sex.

One problem is that people see teaching birth control and teaching abstinence as mutually-exclusive, diametrically-opposed concepts. They're not. They're both skills with which we must arm our children to be able to make the best choices in their life.

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JohnMBower

May-20-13 1:09 PM

Another problem? You can't say the word "******" in this public discussion of birth control. (C on dom)

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MrShaman

May-20-13 1:10 PM

"The problem is the TV shows like 16 and pregnant. They glamorize teen pregnancies." - cheknurpulse

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If a T.V. show encourages some individual to get pregnant, that person had personal-problems looooooong before that T.V. show came along.

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Zippie

May-20-13 7:09 PM

Put ANY male (over 18) that gets a girl (under 18) pregnant in jail.

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diehardyankeefan

May-20-13 9:53 PM

As much as I agree with the removing the "teen pregnancy shows", my wife watched them with my daughter AND my son to use them as a teaching tool to try and persuade them not to have sex in the first place, highlighting the problems in the characters lives. Just because a girl doesn't want to get pregnant doesn't mean she won't. If her remark were true, then half our population wouldn't be here! It does take two to tango, and if this is the road the teens are going to travel, then it is BOTH of their responsibilities and not just the girls to protect themselves. Guys can get free ******s at various locations also. I have seen teenage parents raise good kids AND stay together WITH the proper support in place from their families, while going on to be productive members of the community.

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eriklatranyi

May-21-13 6:03 AM

You would think feminists would be in favor of holding the man accountable for the pregnancy.

Instead, they absolve the man in exchange for abortion up until (and beyond) birth.

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