Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Family planning groups and at least one member of Congress objected on Tuesday to a Bush administration memo that defines several widely used contraception methods as abortion and protects the right of medical providers to refuse to offer them.

This bothers me because I've seen firsthand what happens when you tell a group of sheltered teenagers (in my case they were religious kids, but it doesn't really matter) that BC is a form of abortion. What happens? They are horrified, wondering why no one told them this before, and guess what -- THEY DON'T USE BIRTH CONTROL BUT END UP HAVING SEX ANYWAY.
Information is power, people! Even for kids who have been homeschooled/not allowed to watch TV or listen to pop music/whatever. They still deserve to be able to make informed decisions, not misled and then left confused when they wind up pregnant.