“In Orwell's dystopia, people were told how to think (abstinence only, for example), and what they were allowed to be (gender roles, anyone?) ACA just makes it possible for people to get needed medical care. GOTP is nuts.”
Registered Nurse on Dec 6, 2013 at 22:56:43
“Yes, how Johnson ever got elected is ?. He rode the coat tails of the tea party in 2010, Koch money. He is a millionaire, he doesn't have to worry about having health insurance. The republicans have screwed up the state of Wisconsin, 2014 can't come soon enough.”
“Treatment of diabetes decreases crippling loss of limbs, sight, and heart health. Prenatal care decreases the incidence and severity of preterm birth. It also leads to fewer maternal deaths.”
jesternhell on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:16:50
“yes treatment of diabetes can decrease but doesn't guarantee
Preventing preterm birth remains a challenge because the causes of preterm births are numerous, complex, and poorly understood. However, pregnant women can take important steps to help reduce their risk of preterm birth and improve their general health. http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/pretermbirth.htm
i think we will have to wait to see if there will be fewer and yes prevention does usually help but their is no guarantee. plus we have to see if people will take those steps to help themselves, some might have the care for free but don't take advantage of it till it is to late.”
“I know about contraception, thank you anyway. I also know that it is not foolproof. As I said, the virginity fetish is not a good thing, but chastity is still the most responsible choice. I am a very strong supporter of contraceptive teaching and use because I know that many, if not most, people will not opt for chastity.”
“Good and comprehensive sex ed is a must. Abstinence only is a total bust. The ignorance you are talking about is often backed by religious idiocy, and the result is that teens believe it is okay to be "just swept away." Even as adults they may believe the myths that contraception is both immoral and ineffective.
I have been interested to note that in the last few years, romance writers have been incorporating the need for protection into even steamy scenes. May the trend continue!”
“I do know the risks. I taught sex ed and I was scrupulous about giving accurate risk figures. That does not change my point that the risk is real, and that a third life is at stake.
To my way of thinking, not using contraception is far more immoral that sex out of wedlock, which is still a bad idea, however common.
I also know about abused and neglected
You may consider my concern for unwanted children far fetched, but millions of unwanted children in this country do not.”
aileen3104 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:31:45
“"not using contraception is far more immoral that sex out of wedlock"
now we can agree!
that was my point, that even married couples sometimes bring neglected kids to this world because they dont plan how many kids they are capable to raise...
and then some others are surprised by a pregnancy out of marriage and they become really responsible with their parent role and start being much more careful that doesnt happen again
it depends on the responsibility of people. People, in general, are so irresponsible with the consecuences of their deeds, however I cant blame someone who is plain ignorant about the way to prevent it. Although if you're and adult you should have the responsibility to find information.”
“It the closest to fool proof. The point is that chastity greatly increases any the chances of every baby conceived being wanted by parents able to raise it.
And every act of sex by people unable or unwilling to raise a child is a risk. Taking that risk lightly is playing with someone else's life.”
aileen3104 on Dec 2, 2013 at 01:50:49
“you need to go back to sexual education 101...............
maybe there they'll teach you the risk percentage of contraceptives and some stadistics of how many couples use them and never had any problem....
also you want to read some news about neglected and abused children conceived "by a holy marriage"
in this world anything can happen, if by a chance you believe that is the way to ensure the earth becomes happyland you need to reconsider your theory....
that said, I do respect people who wait, but because it's their private decision, all the far-fetched reasons you are given are not necessary to make it more valid”
“I do not recommend abortion; I simply accept that it may be the least bad outcome.”
dsws on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:49:34
“I was talking about me. I do recommend abortion, when contraception fails and the couple are not ready to take responsibility for a child. And I'm pretty sure Telit was saying that I sound like a Catholic priest, not that you do.”
“Did I say that sex was for procreation only? No! I just said that there is a possibility of pregnancy and that such a possibility matters. I said I am a big proponent of chastity, not that I opposed sex for pleasure, affection, etc.”
“I am pro-choice. An abortion is always a tragedy, but it may well be the least tragic of the possible outcomes. Only the woman who is pregnant can make that choice, and the rest of us, while we can offer help, have no business butting into the decision.”
“Well, no. He makes no effort to legally prevent whites from obtaining education and basic necessities, he does not treat whites like any problems are entirely their own faults, he does not refuse federal aid to whites in need, and he does not make racist jokes on the radio or throw racist slurs.”
“Please don't try the "God ordained" line. Marriage has had many definitions in the Bible, including Solomon and his 700 wives, Abraham treating Sarah's maidservants as concubines, and the many examples of multiple marriage among the patriarchs. God did not ordain any one form of marriage.”
“Okay, here is my take. Sex, defined as penis in or near vagina, involves the possibility of a third life. It is never okay to play with other people's lives, and therefore I am a big proponent of chastity, defined as sex within marriage only. I am realistic enough to know that mine is an unpopular position, and always has been. I think the double standard is atrocious.
I also think that the whole virginity fetish is very bad for people in general. Sex is emotionally loaded, and the whole blame/shame/game deal is terribly harmful to all involved. It encourages corruption in both high and low places.”
aileen3104 on Dec 2, 2013 at 01:16:21
“I am a big proponent of the fact that this is XXI century an science has given us enough extremely realiable methods not to bring an unwated thir life.......................
if you propose chastity because your values tell you so, I have my utmost respect for your decision. But dont say chastity is THE way to prevent, because it´s not
it´s a way yes, and I repit I respect your decision 100%, but I'm not comfortable of your suggestion that people who are not waiting are "playing with people's lives"
people are lacking education”
KrautMan on Dec 1, 2013 at 06:01:53
“There's this new thing the kids talk so much about, it's called "contraceptives" or something. Go google it.”
dsws on Dec 1, 2013 at 03:34:54
“One implicit premise is that this "third life" is a person from conception. (Or perhaps from the moment when the possibility is created, hard to tell.) To be ethically prepared to have intercourse, one must be ready to either take responsibility for a child or to have an abortion if the contraception fails. Abortion is a wrenching decision for the potential mother, as well as for the potential father if he has any integrity. Anyone who thinks they can take it lightly isn't ready to have sex. But it is possible to be committed to being ready before bringing a child into existence, while also not regarding an eight-week fetus as a child.
The other premise is that legal and/or ecclesiastical recognition determines people's ability to raise children.”
“CDC and Department of Health. Also the real life experience of a number of countries.”
jesternhell on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:21:17
“did you not see the other questions or did you just pick to answer the ones you want?i will ask again. so the aca is going to stop crippling conditions, how? you site preterm birth but as a stated fact it is elusive and unknown. so how is the aca going to prevent fewer high-cost preemies? how is the aca going to put few orphans in foster care? sure would be nice it you could back it up.”