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Thursday, July 20, 2006

What is so scary about abstinence?

I recently read this gem of a quote over at plannedparenthood.org
MISH(Medical Institute for Sexual Health) is best known for the abstinence-only materials it provides to youth organizations and educators that rely largely on scare tactics. The group states that "behavior choices for optimum health are sexual abstinence for unmarried individuals and faithfulness within marriage." Translation: abstinence is the only acceptable method for unmarried couples to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
I'm sorry, but the MISH quote hardly sounds like a "scare tactic". I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't believe that "behavior choices for optimum health are sexual abstinence for unmarried individuals and faithfulness within marriage". We aren't talking about moral judgments, we're talking about physical health. Apparently the fact that promiscuous sex often comes with disease(...err I'm sorry "infections") is threatening to a industry that specializes in promiscuous sex.

Promiscuous sex, no matter how "safe" is not a physically healthy activity. My mother, an ardent defender of choice, is a highschool counselor. In her office she has a diagram that is labeled "How well do you know the 64 people you slept with last night" It assumes each partner has had two additional partners and spreads accordingly. Three sexual partners is not at all outlandish for our time. I'm sure there are many people who would call that number modest.

Can we trust our bodies to people we've never met in the name of sexual freedom? Why, in a world where young women are the fastest growing victims of AIDS, should we shun the one thing that will assure their safety? Do we trust condoms and boyfriends to keep women safe? Condoms break, horny teenage boys lie. The only person who can keep a woman safe from infection is herself. Why is planned parenthood against giving women the tools and strength to say "No" and protect herself? What do they gain by the destruction of female bodies? The answer is unspeakable, and yet must be spoken.

Planned parenthood is selling out our daughters health in order to profit from the destruction of their children. Planned parenthood is an industry and promiscuous sex keeps them in business.

3 Comments:

  • Amen! It's scary to them because abstinent people don't become Planned Parenthood customers!

    By Blogger A View From the Sidewalks, at 3:55 PM  

  • Because, duh, if kids stop having sex, how can they scare young girls into aborting! A frightening prospect indeed!

    You're absolutely right though. "It's 97% effective, which is almost as good as abstinance." Tell that to the kid who got AIDs despite using a condom. 97% isn't good enough. Treating it like it is just as good as (if not better than) something 100% effective is dangerous.

    By Blogger Katherine, at 12:08 AM  

  • The instances for HPV are even worse. 70% I believe. Scary.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 6:15 PM  

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