Thursday, October 18, 2007

children and birthcontrol

As I'm sitting at the table during craft time at mops we got started on an interesting conversation. We were talking about the new law (i'm not sure if it has been passed yet or not) about middle schoolers being able to get birthcontrol prescriptions. My opinion (which i think is the right one) is that it's ridiculous! Kids have no business taking those things and it definantly shouldn't be so easy for them to get them. I say if my kid feels that they are old enough to do the crime then they are old enough to deal with the aftermath. Whether it be an STD or pregnancy. Of course I don't want either one of those to happen but that doesn't mean that I'm going to go out there and make it easy for them either. Another lady unfortanantly did not agree. Which surprised me as she is a Pastors wife. She says that she works with problem girls all the time and she disagrees with that. I asked her if one of her kids came to her would she provide them with condoms and birthcontrol and she said that after she told them all of the problems that come along with if they still wanted to she would. She feels that since they are trying to be responsible then yes give it to them. Which I just thought was insane. She says she feel morally its wrong to do that before marriage but she wants her kids to be safe and if they want it bad enough they will get it anyways. I told her yes I want mine safe to but there is no way that I'm going to make it so easy for them. I told her that for me it was also an eternal issue for me. That one day I will have to stand before the Lord and I want to tell Him i did my very best with my kids and I cant do that if I ever handed them the pills or anything else for that matter. What do you think, am I wrong on this issue? (Of course I dont' really think I am just curious as to what you think)

1 comment:

stephanie garcia said...

Wow, I am just surprised to hear that come from a pastor's wife's mouth - I have heard it lots of times from secular women but I absolutely do not agree. Good for you, speaking out!