Abortion and birth control: Crazy sexy stupid

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    Abortion and birth control: Crazy sexy stupid | The Economist

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    but...but... doesn't abstinence only education keep them from getting preggers?
     
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    Alot of people here believe condoms, abortions and birth control are morally wrong, alot of Catholics believe this,
     
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    Catholicism is the only major religion out of the major ones that doesn't allow birth control. Protestants, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and various branches of Judaism all allow some form of birth control to be used.
     
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    Alot of people here just believe abstinence is the best way, which is ridiculous because it never works.
     
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    yes... but they think having sex before marriage is morally wrong, too, but that doesn't stop the kids from having sex. so it shouldn't stop them from putting on a condom. i mean, what are they thinking... it's ok to get laid, but not ok to wear a condom because their priest/minister/insert appropriate religious leader here... says its a sin??? i swear i've never understood that.

    it's like the old joke...

    Q: What do you call someone who uses the rhythm method?
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    Most young people in the States have sex before marriage, people here need to wake up.
     
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    I wouldn't say abstinence never works. I'm sure there are plenty of people who follow that to a tee and that's fine. However, the problem is when certain groups try to apply one solution (abstinence) to a group of people (teenagers) of all different walks of life, religion, social class, culture, etc. One size fits all solution rarely work in such a case.
     
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    That's why it's a false way of framing it. Of the Catholics I know who sinned by having extramarital sex, none of them had any problem with using birth control.
     
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    i have no way of quantifying it. and i hope they did use birth control. i wasn't referring specifically to catholics, though i suppose the 'joke' made it appear that i was.
     

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