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Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses

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Replies to: Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,495 Senior Member
    "Contraceptives are cheap as chips until you starting giving them stripper names."

    Love this!
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    And if you think we can't afford it,

    I'm not sure if you realized, but we are trillions of dollars in debt. Not sure how Fox News got into this discussion. I figured it was common sense that we are trillions of dollars in debt.
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    And if viagra can be subsidized by the government

    The government is handing out free viagra pills? Where? Any proof of this claim?
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    I'd rather pay for free contraception as a taxpayer than unwanted pregnancies...which do you think is more constly @utex2011

    I'd rather pay for neither. It sickens me to see all these young people who don't work and sit around and don't work and have children on the taypayer's dime.
  • SybyllaSybylla Registered User Posts: 2,862 Senior Member
    Where do you see them all? Is this in a specific place?
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Where do you see them all? Is this in a specific place?

    Family members, friends of family, etc.
  • SybyllaSybylla Registered User Posts: 2,862 Senior Member
    Bummer. Family is a great place to start sex ed, and education, period. Educated young people don't want to be hampered by babies before they choose to have them. Maybe you could help out?
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Bummer. Family is a great place to start sex ed, and education, period. Educated young people don't want to be hampered by babies before they choose to have them. Maybe you could help out?

    That's what parents should do. I'm not their parents. Plus, it would be very creepy to start talking to my teenage cousins, etc. about sex.

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 19,495 Senior Member
    " It sickens me to see all these young people who don't work and sit around and don't work and have children on the taypayer's dime."

    "Family members, friends of family, etc."

    Sound like a really great reason to makes sex ed and contraception easily, cheaply, and readably available. Instead of knocking it, you should be supporting it. You can be stubborn and ignore the facts of the situation or be pragmatic and logical and choose to subsidize something that will be less costly in the long run. Saying "neither" doesn't make such situations go away.
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    edited June 2017
    Sound like a really great reason to makes sex ed and contraception easily, cheaply, and readably available.

    It already is easily, cheaply, and readily available.

    Sex Ed should start at home. Schools don't have the responsibility to teach children everything about life.

    What are the "facts of situation"? The facts of the situation is the government is making is WAY too easy to not work and do nothing and have children.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,832 Senior Member
    We pay, as tax payers, for half of all births in this country because they're covered by medicaid. Yes, it's a LOT cheaper to pay for contraception than not.

    That's something that's not debatable. Whether you WANT to pay for it is another story but it's unquestionably cheaper for us to pay for birth control than births.
    Sex Ed should start at home. Schools don't have the responsibility to teach children everything about life.

    SHOULD. SHOULD being the operative word in this. But we're such a puritanical country that hundreds of thousands of kids do NOT get any sort of factual sex ed at home.

    As someone who worked in adolescent sexual health for many years, the results of this are tragic. When kids don't get comprehensive, fact-based sex ed they are significantly more likely to become pregnant (as a teen) and contract STIs.
  • utex2011utex2011 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    edited June 2017
    I don't think a lot of this has to do with religion, I just think it has to do with parents being embarrassed about talking about sex with their children.

    My parents taught me nothing about sex. I learned everything on my own. Maybe that's the solution? Until you are mature enough to have sex, then don't have it. Imagine how great it would be if only mature, responsible people had sex? That is never going to happen because many people are always going to be irresponsible when it comes to sex, but it's a nice thought.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 12,457 Senior Member
    edited June 2017
    "I'm not sure if you realized, but we are trillions of dollars in debt. Not sure how Fox News got into this discussion. I figured it was common sense that we are trillions of dollars in debt."

    @utex2011 -- so you think "free" stuff put us a trillion dollars in debt? Free stuff like schools and libraries? Have you ever seen what most of our budget goes to? Hint: not the "free stuff"
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