The program intends to reduce pregnancy and the spread of STD's.
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It shocked me when I first heard of this. Looking at the facts that many kids today don't have even one responsible adult to discuss these things with them and monitor their activities, it does make sense but nothing replaces parental vigilance.
I didn't think about sex til I was almost 21! Kids should not be having sex but they do...even at this young of an age. Hopefully the condoms will just be used as balloons for some of them as Junkseller said and some kids will be kids a bit longer.
I completely agree and was put off by hearing this news. Then when I thought about all the people that refuse to be good parents and those not in their kids' lives, it becomes slightly easier to understand and stomach. Where are real parents today?
So true, Express10. There are so many parents who don't want to be "real parents," and this is most likely the reason why the government is stepping in. Someone must responsible for these kids, and unfortunately the foster system is already clogged.
You are so right. Once young girls get pregnant it's usually the end of any and all hopes, dreams, and normalcy for them. It is a sad and vicious cycle.
You are so right! Great job on your sermons! More need to hear it. My daughter's high school has at least 20-25 girls pregnant every single year... small school of about 400 too! Thankfully, my girls see what they go through and don't want any part.
So true, but many parents will not attend classes to learn to better parent. Many are hung up with their own issues and have major problems (i.e., alcohol, drugs, etc.) that they can't think straight. There has to be an interest on the parents part.
You are right on both accounts, a unique viewpoint but a win-win as you said :)
A twelve year old is a child.
There are actually 12 year olds having sex, getting pregnant, or getting STD's. There is a massive lack of parenting going on these days. This shocks me too but a 12 year old can't deal with these consequences and many simply won't abstain.
It would be more morally reprehensible to sweep it under the rug like it doesn't happen and let children continue to spread STD's and become teen parents though. tough situation..
I agree, ChristinS. Sometimes society is blinded because they haven't seen the effect in their immediate lives or lives of others they are close to. We definitely can't sweep the issue under the rug. It is very real.
You state that the girls were good girls though they came from single mom homes. As a single mother I am more than a little offended by this subtle inference that children from single parent homes are likely not "good".
I'm sorry for the offense, Lizam1. I don't think there is anything wrong with single mothers in general. I was one too. But, if you read "Their moms were alcoholics, druggies, strippers, and prostitutes," then you would have gotten the context. :-)