Hey everyone. I kind of have an idea for a possible new club or at least a new force on campus that I think many STARS members would be interested in. I'll probably post this in the SMCM community as well.
anyway. I am a strong support of Planned Parenthood
. The services they are offer are amazing for sex education, unwanted pregnancy prevention, etc.
However, with all the good Planned Parenthood does, many pro-Life groups are misunderstanding Planned Parenthood's intentions. Many of these pro-life groups [rock for life USA, for an example] believe that Planned Parenthood promotes abortions. What they don't understand is that Planend Parenthood does not want anyone to use abortion as a form of birth control. They first and foremost promote sexual education. What these pro-life groups do not understand, is that Planned Parenthood wants to have as little abortions as possible.
These pro-life groups are targeting the wrong things. Consider this website
. Ridiculous right?
I myself am a Catholic. However, these conservative views on sex are unrealistic for this day and age. Promoting abstinence only goes so far, and we need to protect everyone who doesn't agree with abstinence. How do we prevent teenage mothers and unwanted children? Birth control. Sex education. Planned Parenthood.
[ ^ how dramatic was that? hey hey]
anyway. Planned Parenthood has a group that I am hoping to possibly start on campus called Vox
: Voices for Planned Parenthood. [vox is the latin word for voice]. I feel like there are so many things we could do right now to support pro-choice. Free choice is currently threatened in a number of different states, and George W. Bush is only getting more conservative on sexual social ideas.
Lemme know if you are interested.
and click on all the links sprinkled within this writing.
Thanks for your time!