‘At’s what they call…ironic!
WARNING: RIGHT WING OPINION TO FOLLOW…
Okay, so I’m reading my morning paper and, low and behold, buried on page six in a report titled, “Teen births up, first rise since 1991.”
Subtitle: “…critics attack abstinence-only programs.”
The jist is, apparently, that “abstinence-only” is too complicated for kids (the report covered births age 15-19) so we should ax those and spend more federal money providing them with and teaching them how to use condoms (’cause THOSE are so hard to figure out!)
Forget the fact that the ONLY 100% effective birth-control method is abstinence, let’s focus our time and money on programs that help them “maybe” not get pregnant.
“Maybe” we should start a new program to lessen the murder rate by teaching kids how to aim for the non-vital spots. Because it’s not about the violence, it about where those bullets are hitting, that’s whats killing people.
New motto: “Be responsible…shoot ’em in the leg!”
My favorite part of this article were the quotes from Planned Parenthood. Isn’t that a little like asking McDonalds for a quote on the healthiness of fast food? “Forget that we’ve sold billions of hamburgers, trust us, we’re looking out for YOU.”
Hmm…I wonder where those federal dollars would go if we only focused on birth control products?
PS – Just as an aside…it cracks me up that they still call themselves “Planned Parenthood.” Right up there with the “ACLU” for most ironic business names ever.