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How do you feel about the state of California mailing condoms to children as young as 12?


The program intends to reduce pregnancy and the spread of STD's.

 

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    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.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    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.


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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    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.

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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    You are right on both accounts, a unique viewpoint but a win-win as you said :)


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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    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?


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    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..


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    Lizam1 4 years ago

    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".


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