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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Clearly, This Abstinence Thing Is Not Working


Here it is, barely a month old. What I had assumed was a bad idea, clearly is. While these crazy parents encourage their kids to save themselves for marriage, teenage pregnancy rates grow. And, this is blamed on the Abstinence propaganda of the Bush administration. So sad.

18 comments:

  1. It's been empirically shown that abstinence only doesn't work. That ideologues (like JD) hold to it anyway shows that they aren't interested in reality, but in trying to enforce their morality and beliefs on others.

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  2. Can you imagine? GWB put the money into it though.... How stupid and irresponsible can you be?

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  3. Politicians who cheat on their wives preaching abstinence to kids. That's America.

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  4. The lazy one who couldn't think of a snappy name back in 1776 and is stuck with an ineloquent four word statement which mocks me with it's irony.

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  5. Kids are going to do what they want to do regardless of rules. Abstinence is never going to catch on.

    Fun fact: In the seventh grade, my school had condom vending machines in the restrooms. They cost 50 cents a piece. Guess what: not a single kid got pregnant. Ta-da!

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  6. Here is a challenge to you genius.

    Find an article from any credible medical journal that indicates that abstinence is successful. And, it cannot be Christian based. Sorry, the conservative "thinktank" of America does not count.

    Good luck to you.

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  7. tink: abstinence is successful when practiced, but since teens will be teens... abstinence education leads to increased STDs, increased oral and anal sex, and higher teen pregnancy rates.

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  8. Yes... He just gave me an article- check it out. Its funny. The evidence is overwhelming, and I just posted an article that indicates that this abstinence thing has actually backfired and made the teenage pregnancy rate the highest in ten years. Insane. So, I was daring him to find an actual medical journal that supports the effectiveness of abstinence. This will never happen.

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  9. Of course not. Opinion pieces that selectively take statistics out of context and don't look at the totality of the evidence will always trump actual, empirical studies done by practicing scientists for someone like JD, so long as JD disagrees with reality. This is why JD thinks creationism is supported, especially ID (who are pros at putting out letters to the editor but not actually doing any lab work...hmmmmm).

    Problem is that there are enough people like JD out there and people who will simply make things up to appease them. To them, it's more important to believe the right things and try to make reality conform to their beliefs than it is to actually learn what that reality is.

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  10. Honestly, I do not think that he would even know what the New England Journal of Medicine is.... That crap that he posted is so insulting to the people who actually do the work.

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  11. @GCT- Wanna a good laugh... Check out his blog right now. He is all "puffy" because someone asked him to guess blog on their blog about how Christianity helped advance the position of women. Followed with another genius moment how Xian started hospitals!!!! I wonder if he really believes this stuff... You cannot be that ignorant of history and still breathe right?

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  12. Yeah, I saw that. He does read a lot, it's only that he reads from right wing sources that aren't afraid to write their own truthiness.

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  13. Yeah, he reads all right.... Just dont ask him to be able to critically analyze, interpret or contextualize anything that that was written.

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  14. If you go back to his guest post thread, he's thrown out all pretense of actually trying to address issues and is simply trying to insult me now. With him it's all accusations and "ur stoopid." Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be inside his head - just to see what it's like - but I fear that it will either be terribly boring (empty of original thought, etc.) or terribly frightening (full of paranoid delusion and irrationality on the brink of boiling over into a gun-toting frenzy of mass murder).

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  15. Now he's trying to imply that I'm a rapist and a child molester, all the while claiming that I'm making a fallacious appeal to emotion. What a raving lunatic. I really think he has paranoid delusions and needs meds. I'm not just saying that.

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  16. I clearly have seen a pattern with him- he appears to have two distinct personalities. At times, he can be lucid and chilled. And, then he has another face as soon as the pressure kicks in. Like manic, irrational, and almost nonsensical. I agree with you, he cannot even keep what he has said straight.

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