First off, if this little pill is plan B. What is plan A?
I mean, in my book A is for abstinence….
In some people’s books I guess plan A would be a condom?
Or adoption… or the other A word?
Either way I’m pretty bummed that kids 15 and over can get the plan B pill — which is pretty much like 3 birth control pills all wrapped up for their swallowing pleasure. Some call it abortion, I’d call it preventing implantation and that may verge on abortion. It’s certainly not the best plan, and I hear it’s pretty painful. I know, on the rare occasions I took two pills after forgetting one I felt pretty yuck-o — and three would probably have put me over the edge. no bueno.
The fact that a girl can go out, take these pills that are NOT going to make them feel all that great and then she will bleed and AWFUL lot it just seems like not a great plan.
And I will instruct my daughter to NOT get this pill without talking to me first. We will talk about it, and what it’s for. I will tell her if her friends are thinking about getting it to also talk to me first.
My main problem is this scenario:
“Oh baby, we’re so in love here while we are 15 let’s get it on.”
“Sure, do you have a condom.”
“No, can’t you just go get that pill tomorrow.”
SO many issues with this scenario
The condom has no risks with it (unless you’re allergic to laytex), it’s cheap and protects against STI’s, AIDs, hepatitis. I think boys are going to stop even considering to use them (and we all know why) because now girls can just go get this pill. The girl will suffer in SO many ways.
And this blog somehow just made it seem like I am pro-condom, but I am aware that sex happens. It happens early and often and while I am doing my best to educate my kids to the consequences of that (cue my awesome abstinence song) I think they need to be aware of ALL the issues with sex, besides pregnancy.
Anyway. I’m just bothered by it.
I have a HUGE beef with kids who are sexually active in high school (or before). I see how they can’t think about anything else, I see how break-ups ruin them. It’s just not good. Pregnancy is one flaw in having sex before marriage, but there are SO many others.
I hope I can just be open and honest with my kids, leaving the line open for them to talk to me about it.
Ok, here’s the first line —
“Abstinence, abstinence, it is very smart…”