MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Why Some Women Think It’s Economically Responsible to Kill Our Kids

September 20th, 2012

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Ever the liberal website, Jezebel makes the argument that birth control and abortion are economic issues.  Their reasoning goes something like this:

Here’s a really important, apparently little-known fact that might blow some minds, if only it would sink in: pregnancy and childbirth cost money. A lot of it. And many, many organizations have been trying to point this out for a very long time. People’s grandmothers have already gotten headaches from banging their heads against this wall. So why the notion that women’s health is separate from “the economy” still a notion that’s given any credence whatsoever?

The author then launches into this cost estimate for raising a child, and since there are costs both for the parents and for the country, the reasoning goes, it’s an economic issue that can be solved by either preventing pregnancy from happening or removing the pregnancy if it happens.

What’s telling is the following paragraph:

Is This Billboard Shocking or Unsettling?

May 7th, 2011

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That’s what CBS Outdoor thought:

This time CBS said that the picture needed to go because abortion “is a potentially emotional topic that might be unduly disturbing to young women who may have made the kinds of choices that the displays deal with,” according to the complaint.

A message from the company to Counsel board member Betty LaRosa stated that CBS could not accept “images which might be deemed shocking, unsettling or even manipulative,” the complaint states….

CBS “insisted that if LEC would just get rid of the baby picture, the advertisement may run,” the plaintiffs says.

HT: Jill Stanek

Because the School Knows Best

March 24th, 2010

In The Window

Pregnancy should be the most exciting time in a young woman’s life.  It should be the time where you count the days (and sometimes hours) until the new life inside the womb makes an appearance on the world’s stage.

Unfortunately, for many new mothers, pregnancy is accompanied by worry, concern, and shame.

Next Being Headed For Extinction: Girls

March 9th, 2010

A Walk in the Park

For all the cheering from the feminists about how science may yet prove that men are not necessary because women may be able to have children without the need for that pesky X chromosome, the truth is that it’s not the male gender that is in danger—but the female.

Not Me, Not Now?

April 16th, 2004

The other morning on the radio I heard a abstinence based message to tell kids to wait to have sex. It had a few girls talking, and the advice was given to the one girl that felt that she might be pressured by her boyfriend to have sex. The positive message was that if the boyfriend did not respect her, she shouldn’t be with him in the first place.

So, what’s my problem? I mean, it tells them to wait. It tells them that a boy’s not worth it if he doesn’t love her enough to respect her.

My problem is that this commercial, along with much of the other abstinence based messages, do not go far enough. Let’s examine this commercial, and see what I mean.

The slogan “not me, not now” begs the question– then who and when? It implies that she can tell that boyfriend that right now, when she feels a little hint that he’s asking for it, “not now” is a good answer. It lacks the follow up, though. When? When he puts more pressure on? When they’re in a committed relationship (ie. going steady)? When they’re
engaged? When they’re married?

Granted, telling this kind of pressuring boyfriend “not me” might be enough for him to look elsewhere. It may also have him turn up the pressure and get her to cave.

What about helping this girl avoid boys that will pressure her into sex? They attempt to get into this by saying that the boy is not worth it if he’s not going to respect her, but how about the fact that she feels that he might be wanting it? The danger signs are already present. And usually it’s a gradual build up, not a immediate thing. More on that in a moment.

How about the ad in the mall I saw the other day with this same campaign?

We have a picture of a young girl with short shorts on with a flirtacious smile over looking at your saying “not me, not now.” This is clearly a conflicted poster. It’s tryiing to show a sexually attractive girl saying no to sex.

Herein lies the second problem. This campaign ignores the fact that rarely is it just sex that’s ask for– there’s usually a build up. Teens hold hands, they kiss, they hug, they make other contact and then feel like they’re morally ok because they did not have intercourse.

If these campaigns wanted to really put a dent in teen pregnancy, teen sex, etc. they would do well to encourage responsible relationships that aren’t based on physical contact. They would encourage parental involvement, chaperones, and when one person in the relationship even hints at pressure for sex (boy or girl), that should end the relationship.

Of course, the greatest problem here is the lack of a moral directive.  The Creator of this Universe said that we are to only have sex in marriage. There are many lesser reasons why not to do it, but this is the greatest– that is sin to do otherwise.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.