An interesting piece from Slate recapping and commenting on Hillary's Roe v. Wade Day speech. An interesting point the author makes is that she's reframing the debate: "Hillary Clinton just endorsed a goal I've never heard a pro-choice leader endorse. Not safe, legal, and rare. Safe, legal, and never." Once we all agree we don't want there to have to be abortions, then we figure out how. This makes total sense, actually, and still makes me confused about why the antis use abstinence only education.
Of course, I don't think abortion always has to be bad. I really don't. But I already covered that.
I, for one (ooh, so much about me), think that education about abstinence is good, but also how to decide if sex is right at the time, and then, how to have sex safely - emotionally and physically. I try to talk about that with the young teens I see - were they ready for sex? how will they know they're ready for sex? how will they know if their partner is the right person? And then we talk about safety, and usually I make them put a condom on my little lifestyle-sponsored wooden penis. Because I think they should know.