Planned Parenthood is an organization that prides itself on helping to provide medically accurate sexual training in communities across the United States. I recently came across an article by Jennifer Roback Morse that dissected why the program should no longer be funded as heavily by the Federal government because the program simply doesn’t work.
Here is what Planned Parenthood believes:
Planned Parenthood believes that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their destinies.
Planned Parenthood has the belief that people will have sex (no matter what age), so why not equip the person with the knowledge and the tools to undertake the task? According to the mentioned article, the poor cohabiting teenager using the Pill has a 48% change of becoming pregnant. Morse argues that if more money is spent on abstinence instead of contraceptive-related programs, then perhaps less pregnancies will occur since abstinence is a surefire way to not become pregnant.
One thing I don’t particularly like about contraceptive-type programs is that they assume kids will have sex, which I know many parents are against having sex taught in schools (especially religious parents). Morse argues that it’s like assuming kids are going to smoke, so why not teach the kids how not to contract some lung disease when smoking?
I still am a fan of sex until after marriage. I waited, and unfortunately things didn’t work out, but I am just one case.
I’m stuck on the subject of allowing kids to be educated regarding sex in schools, but I am truly against an organization that gives kids the tools to “safely” have sex, provides the means to fix kids’ mistakes (with abortions), and then claims that “every child should be wanted.” Does Planned Parenthood tell the child it should be wanted before or after it is aborted?