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Everyone knows the best way to reduce teen pregnancy rates is to tell teens to Just Don’t Do Sex, and they will say, “Oh, OK, then we will not do sex,” and that takes care of that, the end.

In those extremely rare circumstances, however, when that doesn’t work, it can be effective to teach teens about safe sex and to arm them with contraception. The Colorado Family Planning Initiative, for example, just won an award for reducing the state’s teen birth rate by 40 percent, which sounds pretty impressive. More impressive than the states where they only teach kids Just Don’t Do Sex and somehow have the highest teen pregnancy rates, WEIRD.

You’d think any program that can produce those kinds of results would really appeal to conservative family values types who believe only nice white married ladies who live in split-level suburban homes while their husbands are corporate jobbing for The Man should have babies (lots of babies!). But hahahah, you’d be an idiot if you thought that, because the reason the state’s teen birth rates have been cut almost in half is that the program distributes reduced-cost or even free IUDs to low-income teens, so that when they do sex — as teens do, no matter what you tell them at Bible study — they do not get pregnant:

Nonetheless, right-wing Republicans balked at the idea of using public dollars to fund IUDs, suggesting that it amounts to subsidizing teenagers’ sex lives. Some opponents also claimed that IUDs are “abortifacients” that shouldn’t be paid for with government money. On Wednesday, a GOP-controlled Senate committee voted down a bill that would have appropriated $5 million toward the program.

Do we need to review the actual medical science about how contraception is not abortion because contraception prevents pregnancy and abortion terminates pregnancy, and those are two different things? Nah, you are not idiots, so you already understand that. Do we need to review the law that says that shouldn’t even matter because abortion is LEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY? Nah, you already understand that too. Do we need to review the math that shows how much money it saves the state (that thing Republicans are always saying they care about) to reduce teen pregnancy rates? Sure, let’s do that:

Standing behind green boxes symbolizing the “millions of dollars that can be shifted to new priorities because of the effects of the LARC program,” Corrine Rivera-Fowler, deputy director of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, said, “[The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment] estimates that the LARC program could save Colorado $49 million to $111 million in Medicaid dollars per year in birth-related costs.”

Supporters repeatedly pointed out that every dollar invested in low-cost contraception saves $5.85 in Medicaid costs.

We’re not experts or anything, but spending $5 million to save up to $111 million seems like a pretty good deal for Colorado taxpayers, right? Eh, but who cares, those taxpayers would probably rather cough up the extra dough for Medicaid costs than see one shiny nickel go toward encouraging teens to fuck each other with reckless abandon, which is not what the program does, but again, eh, who cares. REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS!

RH Reality Check adds, on a totally unrelated note, that the same genius Republicans in the Colorado Senate who want to save the taxpayers from footing the bill on contraception also introduced a bill to impose a 24-hour waiting period for abortion patients. Making abortion less accessible is another terrific way to not save the state money and not reduce teen birth rates. But hey, as long as it’s preventing teens from having sex, even though it’s not, it’s worth it, right? At least according to Republican math.

[Think Progress / RH Reality Check]

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    Need another facepalm gif. Actual results that REDUCE TEEN PREGNANCIES are dissed by Rethugs who are obviously more upset about sexytime than concrete results.

    We’re not experts or anything, but spending $5 million to save up to $111 million seems like a pretty good deal for Colorado taxpayers, right?

    The point is not to save the taxpayers money. The sluts need to be punished for their sexytime. They must, must, must, MUST (did I mentnion MUST?) be punished!!!

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    I use the term “abortifacients” only when I’m being abortifacetious.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Oh, that’s just voodoo math – as in “vho do you fink you wimmens r?”….

  • Fly

    Do republicans even have sex.

    • Lizzietish81

      Does date rape count?

      • Sam Hain

        Pass the Rufies Lizzie, it’s gonna be a parteee!

      • BackDoorMan

        … likely it’s the only criteria. And yes, it should count – *against* them.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, the Duggars have. Or have a very busy turkey baster.

      • Blank Ron

        By now Ma Duggar must need an industrial caulking gun.

        • Zippy

          more like a 105mm sperm cannon

    • chicken thief

      The ones with grindr accounts get lucky ever’ now and again apparently.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Yeah, but not with women.

    • Shalimar

      You have to do something while you’re waiting to get dinner out of the microwave.

    • Anarchy Pony

      I think they spawn on damp locker room floors.

    • MrBlobfish

      Probably, but they certainly don’t enjoy it.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Looked to me like Rep. Adam Schock (R-Closet) was getting laid on a regular basis.

      • Sam Hain

        Does the ole buttsechs qualify as laid? Asking for a friend.

        • OrdinaryJoe

          I talked to some friends. They say yes.

    • BackDoorMan

      … well they have *something*, which they call sex, but that the rest of the world recognizes as mindless rutting. Best not to think about it.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Right to life, but not to care. That’s the Fundie way.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Right to life until you’re popped out of the womb.

      Then you’re on your own, kid.

      • RepubAnon

        As the cliche goes: Republicans pretend to consider that life is sacred from the moment of conception to the moment of birth.

        Not that they’ll willingly spend a penny on prenatal care, either – it really is all about punishing women for getting pregnant.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Do we need to review the actual medical science about how contraception
    is not abortion because contraception prevents pregnancy and abortion
    terminates pregnancy, and those are two different things? Nah, you are
    not idiots, so you already understand that.

    The problem here, of course, is that this is utterly irrelevant to the vital importance of punishing sexytime.

    We may not be idiots, but “Christian” Rethuglicans are.

  • schmannity

    I’m not a gynecologist, man.
    –Marco Rubio, campaigning in Colorado.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’m a pandering politician, not a moon shuttle conductor!

      • BackDoorMan

        … Newt? Is that you? Have you given up on U.S.A.-Moon Colony? Don’t abandon the dream, man!

    • BloviateMe

      “Closet proctology enthusiast? Sure. But gynecology? Heavens no.”

      • Zippy

        I hear he’s really into water sports

        • Blank Ron

          A friend once asked me if I was interested in water sports. Funny, he didn’t even own a pair of skis.

    • CalvinianChoice

      I am a gynecologist. The IUD’s I’ve put in have prevented more abortions than the entire republican party.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The point is, they didn’t prevent the sexytime, which is the true enemy here.

      • Blank Ron

        What are you, some sort of terrorist?
        Oh, wait, you said IUDs. Carry on.

      • timpundit

        Now, if only you had a device to prevent republicanism.

      • Biff52

        Thank you for your cervix service.

  • chicken thief

    Adjustable size – XXL, XXXL, and XXXXL.

    USA!!! USA!!!! USA!!!!

  • Joy

    If this wasn’t so sad… I would be laughing.

  • Lizzietish81
    • Anarchy Pony

      Bloody catholics, filling the world up with bloody children they can’t afford to bloody feed.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Lady Madonna, baby at your breast, wonders how you manage to feed the rest…

  • SK

    Did they consult Bristol Palin before they acted? Oh, they did? Carry on then…

    • D_C_Wilson

      Remember, she’s now on the “abstinence worked for me!” team.

      • BackDoorMan

        … and re-virgining is, apparently, “a thing”.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      They didn’t have enough in the state budget for her consulting fees.

      • chicken thief

        Her fee is prohibitive, but the cost of getting it translated into English is ASTRONOMICAL.

        • Zippy

          the cost to rebuild the smoldering Google translate servers alone is a small fortune

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Word Salad untossing is not cheap, my friend.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Corrine Rivera-Fowler, deputy director of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

    Ah, I see the problem here. Ain’t no white man gonna take no lip from some woman, and especially a brown one. Now get back in the fields, Ms. Rivera-Fowler. That kale isn’t going to pick itself.

  • BloviateMe

    Like Obamacare, if you allow something like this to prove it’s usefulness, the GOP may lose one of their precious horcrux wedge issues, to keep us peasants busy battling each other. Hey, the middle class ain’t gonna economically rape itself, now is it?

  • chicken thief

    I kind of agree. I mean, $5M will buy a whole lot of coat hangers.

    • Steverino247

      Except those hangers will be plastic and therefore not suitable for use in abortions or cooking marshmellows.

      • MsAnthropesMr

        Mmmmm… Extra plasticy marshmallows. IT’s the phenols that make it special.

        • Zippy

          Wasn’t that a Jefferson Airplane album?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            It’s the Phenols!, featuring their hit single, “We Built This City”.

            Oh, wait, that was Jefferson Starship. Never mind.

          • Zippy

            Nothing’s gonna stop them now…

          • chicken thief

            Don’t they want somebody to love?

          • Amy!

            When the truth is found to be lies
            And all of the joy within you dies
            Don’t you want some candidate
            Don’t you need some candidate
            Wouldn’t you love some candidate
            Who would govern by knowledge, in this state

      • Blank Ron

        I hope not. If one day all coat hangers are plastic, what will I use for cheap welding rod?

        • Biff52

          I use bailing/mechanic’s wire.

          • Blank Ron

            But don’t they make you pay for that?

    • Querolous

      It would be irresponsible not to speculate. Do the Koch Bros. own the monopoly of coat-hanger production?

  • JMPesq

    These are the same assholes who are against use of the vaccine that prevents the infection that causes cervical cancer, because they hate women enjoying sex so much that they think they deserve to be punished with fucking cancer. It’s disgusting.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yup. It shorely is.

    • CalvinianChoice

      Don’t fucking get me started.

    • mailman27

      It’s disgusting and it’s criminal.

      • BackDoorMan

        “It’s disgusting and it’s criminal.”

        It’s the Republican way!

  • chicken thief

    These are the same type of guy that are too skeeved by menstruation to talk to their daughters about it, right? Which, of course, would make them the perfect choice to legislate on any related matters.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Men who are too skeeved my menstruation to talk to their daughters about it make me wonder who actually impregnated their wives with that daughter, because these men seem to me to be ballless wonders.

    • laineypc

      Looks like their daughters’ boyfriends and male schoolmates will be taking up the charge…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/jose-garcia-tampons-pads-men-carry_n_7173020.html

      • SpideySenser

        Go Jose! Guys who keep feminine products in their homes are always a hit with the ladies and an added plus is that they go out and purchase said items, leading to actually putting some thought into their female friends and not finding it freakish. They probably even talk and cuddle after sexytime.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Sometimes I wish the fema camps were real…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Obama’s greatest failure.

      • Zippy

        besides being a Kenyan Muslim commie- he’ll never live that one down…

        • OrdinaryJoe

          Everythingobamadoesghazi !!!!!

  • Callyson

    “But if you keep teaching pregnancy prevention, I’ll be out of a job!”

    https://38.media.tumblr.com/b08fba6adcccf01b602cb8f2eb6c4ed8/tumblr_n3s627nysd1t7x83ho1_500.gif

  • Angry_Cop

    They want everyone to be terrified of sex. Period.

    That’s what all this is about.

    If you need a “why”, go read 1984.

    • Zippy

      Not everyone- just poorz and women and minorities- AKA everyone else

      • Blank Ron

        I’m inclined to think that they’re terrified of sex already. And if they can’t enjoy it, nobody else can either!

  • dslindc

    Using facts and medical science to drive good policy and fiscal responsibility? What are you, a communist?

    Baby Jesus is crying so hard right now over these slutty teenagers and you want to keep letting them be slutty! INPEACH!!!!11!!

  • Lot_49

    Well, sure, saving money is great. The Republicans have two views on this complex matter:

    (1) Medicaid money is free federal money, like military construction, so bring it on!

    (2) Medicaid is welfare and Obamacare, so we need to get rid of it, stat.

    Neither view encompasses contraception for the Poors, so away with all that.

    Next on the agenda: Contraception—how is that even still legal?

  • Callyson

    We’re not experts or anything, but spending $5 million to save up to $111 million seems like a pretty good deal for Colorado taxpayers, right?

    Let’s just say that Wall Street denizens have wet dreams about returns that handsome…

    http://media.giphy.com/media/9fEVXMBA4ZMha/giphy.gif

    • jmk

      I had concluded that, also, too, but doubted my own conclusions because I’m just a lady and math and science are haaaard.

  • dslindc

    “Do we need to review the actual medical science about how contraception is not abortion because contraception prevents pregnancy and abortion terminates pregnancy, and those are two different things?”

    You could literally tattoo it on every one of the GOP’s foreheads and they still would not believe or understand it.

    • Zippy

      You can’t teach a man what he doesn’t want to know

      • Anarchy Pony

        Especially when his job depends on it.

    • mailman27

      Oo, oo, I see the problem! You have to tattoo the letters backwards !

  • LarryHoudini

    Given that IUDs are abortifacients, what is it if a hot chick at the bar tells you to stop talking to her? That, too, might be preventing contraception.
    THERE ARE A LOT OF BABY KILLERS OUT THERE PEOPLE

    • mailman27

      I met quite a few abortifacient girls in my formative years.

      • david green

        In my day, the Navy gave us enlisted eye-glasses that did that.

  • Callyson

    However, abortion opponents actually have good reason to get on board with IUDs. Previous studies conducted among low-income women in St. Louis have found that thenational abortion rate would plummet if more women across the country could start using long-acting forms of birth control. In Colorado specifically, health officials estimate that the family program program reduced abortions among teenagers by about 35 percent.

    Isn’t that cute–the ThinkProgress writer thinks forced birthers are capable of rational thought.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      ThinkProgress, like all other liebral outfits, takes a utilitarian approach to this issue, without value judgements on sexytime.

      The point, once again, is to punish the sexytime. Sexytime is bad. It is sinful.

      The very idea that these kids are having fun, having pleasure, consequences are no, drives the entire Gladys Kravitz crowd absolutely bonkers.

      • Zippy

        The best way to control a large group of people is to find something they really like and take it away from them by making them feel guilty for enjoying it. Then offer to “help” them with the very psychological conflict that you gave them…

      • laineypc

        “Please just ignore the fact that no amount of guilting, shaming, godfearmongering,outlawing of the abortioning, pleading,daughter-locking-up, chastity belting over hundreds of years has stopped people from acting on their god (make that evolution)-given biological sex drives. We still expect you to not do the sex for pleasure, just for the babies.”

      • mailman27

        And over the intervening decades I haven’t found many activities that beat teenage sexytimes. Some glorious shit. Oh *ahem* what was the point?

  • Iron Monkey

    The Colorado Repubs should take advantage of their laws and smoke some of that legal weed to chill out. I know Republicans don’t have to try very hard to be complete assholes but these guys are reaching.

  • Callyson

    At the first house hearing on the measure, Rep. Kathleen Conti (R-Littleton) asked, “Are we communicating anything in that message [of providing contraception] that says ‘you don’t have to worry, you’re covered’? Does that allow a lot of young ladies to go out there and look for love in all the wrong places, as the old song goes?”

    http://www.betcheslovethis.com/files/uploads/images/thatisstu.gif

    • Zippy

      Because if you never talk to your teenager about food, it will never dawn on them to ever be hungry. SMH

      • fka_donnie_d

        No, it’s much worse. They are telling them _eating is sinful_.

        • MsAnthropesMr

          Only outside of marriage.

    • sosuume

      Face palm.

    • laineypc

      I’m sorry, did the legislation also prohibit sex ed curricula which includes exploring love and sex and communication and consent and peer pressure and all that stuff that can help teens find love in all the right times and places?
      And even if it turned all the teens into big ol’ sluts,(which it won’t) that is still better than teens having babies.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        There you go, using utilitarian common sense again. Does not compute for “Christians”.

  • fka_donnie_d

    Look, you guys, without a big ole baby bump how will they know who to slut shame?

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Exactly how the combination of ignorance and contempt for women is a winning pair for the Republicans eludes me. I don’t even see how it is “conservative”; though I’m probably missing something. Are the self-styled “libertarians” being suckered into this too (as usual)?

    • jmk

      Of course they are… pregnancy prevention programs cost tax dollars, no matter how minimal the investment is, compared to the payoff. It’s just so much easier for Joe “I’m a libertarian” Public to shriek that if sluts want to slut, then they should buy their $9 slut pills at Walmart on their own dime or just keep their legs closed.

      • Zippy

        “I’m not paying for anything for anyone else!!1!”

      • anniegetyerfun

        “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. And then use the bootstraps to fashion your own chastity belt, you slut.”

  • cousin itt

    So that chastity belt was a “gag gift”? I guess that’s one way to prevent the oral sexing.

    • say wha

      And what exactly is a “Jimmy Kit”? Something like a strap-on? Asking for a friend.

      • Querolous

        According to Dictionary.com –

        • Querolous

          Edit..

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I like the first definition better.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I thought that referred to a kit to “jimmie” the lock.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I always thought it was more like fetish fashion nowadays. But if we keep legislating like this, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were literally cheaper to just slap one onto the loins of every person between the ages of 10 and 18.

  • VandeGraf

    They just figure having sex with wild abandon is good as long as you abandon wild sex. Or any other kind.

  • timpundit

    Colorado , you’re like that weird Uncle by marriage that shows up every other holiday gathering. sometimes drunk and mean , sometimes sober and hilarious, but no matter how you show up, you make the family nervous.

    • FauxAntocles

      It’s the whole split personality thing – the urban, educated liberals vs the isolated, remote, ignorant, fearful hermits.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Well, more like class traitor miners and loggers.

  • AnOuthouse

    IUD is similar to IED. Why do you want to fund terrorists, libtards?

  • AnOuthouse

    This is the state where you can you can’t keep the bong cleaning solution on the hardware store shelves, right?

  • kindness

    Freedom!
    or
    Free dumb!

  • anniegetyerfun

    Shop The Look is showing me 3 maternity dresses and a poster of The Birth of Venus.

  • JVisconti

    my Centennial state is living up to it’s 1876 expectations.

  • willi0000000

    OK, i need another Wonkateer ID . . . can anyone fill in the blank?

    “…fucking is a biological imperative more powerful than the collective opprobrium of even the USA’s vast array of scolds.”
    – _______

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Dear Abby?

    • unStunned

      I’ve always liked the name Martha.

    • jensie475

      New Pope?

    • dshwa

      I remember the comment, but not the ID of the comment maker.

  • If fiscal conservatism were applied to daily life, then everyone would have to get their car engines rebuilt all the time because they wouldn’t want to waste money on coolant and oil.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      What is frightening is that is exacly what “fiscal conservatism” has meant since the Presidency of Ronald Reagan…let’s save some change short term by “deferring maintenance” of all that infrastructure out there.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    The problem with telling teens “not to do The Sex” is that it actually mentions sex!
    Obviously if you never even said the S-word, they’d never ever figure it out.

    This is why Homeschools don’t have Sex-Ed classes, and almost immeasurably low rates of students trying to do The Sex to each other.

    • handyhippie65

      you never heard “incest is best, put your sister to the test.”?

      • A Bashful Nobody

        EEK!

      • Jaime Lannister, is that you?

        • handyhippie65

          nope, but if he is equated to this sentence, sorry.

  • FauxAntocles

    Rethuglicans: Idiots or Just Plain Evil? Discuss.

    • BJW

      Evil idiots.

      • Me not sure

        Not mutually exclusive. Well argued.

        • BJW

          :)

    • zerosumgame0005

      or?

    • unStunned

      Yes. Definitely yes.

  • Michael Smith

    All of the ads at the bottom of this article are for maternity clothes. Seriously.

    • zerosumgame0005

      they think they are being “relevant” because being preggers is mentioned above

      • Michael Smith

        Hopefully this means the robot takeover of earth is still a ways off.

    • Sam Hain

      Adblock Plus is your friend…and free

  • georgiaburning

    Keeping teenagers from having sex? Good luck with that

  • Greg Comlish

    The thing I hate about IUDs is that just when you really pounding on her pussy, the IUD can stab you right in the head of your dick.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I usually take that as a sign that I’m doing something wrong. That, and my partner smacking me and saying “You’re doing it wrong!”

      • Me not sure

        True that!

  • chascates

    Don’t these dumb shits even have kids? Weren’t they themselves teenagers once? And how many of these upright Christians are cheating on their wives?

  • Incoming Ham

    When are we going to start applying the death penalty to the biblical crime of Onanism?

    • Toomush_Infer

      Wait!…Wait!….Not yet….Almost…..Nope…..Um, uh, oh…..Wait!…

    • SterWonk

      Perhaps when we remember that Onan’s sin was not pulling out, it was screwing his late brother’s wife out of his half of the inheritance, by not giving him an heir?

      • Incoming Ham

        Depends on the interpretation – It has been interpreted 10 ways to Sunday.

        • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

          That last thing – not necessarily true.

          • Incoming Ham

            As I said – I kid.

  • Me not sure

    It’s called the sex drive because it is an innate impetus to use the sex organs we were born with. It is very strong in adolescents. Knowledge and an emphasis on safety are always a better approach.

    • Hardly Ideal

      Less faggy nuance, more guts and eagles and tiny star-spangled flags plz

      • Me not sure

        How’s this…? ORGASMS!

        • Me not sure

          Needz Moar!

  • Vecciojohn

    Garfunkel and Oates have the solution to the whole teen sex thing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NicfLmpYuy8

    • Anarchy Pony

      Lolz.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Look, we all know that contraceptives not only cause abortions, but they also make kids gay. I don’t need to prove it. It s my sincerely held religious belief.

  • m3bosha

    In 2008 Colorado went lefty left. In 2012 it got all middle ground (again, always been middlish). Our state senate is run by (R) and the house by (D), which has proven we now can get nothing done. Yea! Why should we be more functional than the feds? At least we have the legal pots.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Colorado is usually hard to categorize as a whole because, on the one hand, you have the metro Denver/Boulder area which is sort of mile high San Francisco and Berkeley and then on the other hand there is the rest of the state which is pretty much Alabama with 6 months of snow.

  • Poly_Ester

    Gay sex is just as effective as abstinence in preventing pregnancy. Why haven’t the wingnuts embraced that approach?

    • Portia Elm

      they do gay sex, are you kidding me??? It would just make too much logical sense to make the connection you are suggesting

      • Portia Elm

        it’s too sciency

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Man, what is this thing about sex? It’s natural, it feels really, really good, and it’s good for the cardiovascular system and overall mental health. A very few times in a person’s life, it also produces offspring. Anyone not actively involved in trying to reproduce would not consider procreation the primary reason to have sex.

    • It *is* the primary reason to have sex. It just so happens that the secondary reason is so much fun that it triggers sexual activity far more often.

  • Walter Wellstone

    Who the fuck doesn’t understand that Republicans don’t like the sexytime? My guess is that they’re uncomfortable with it because:

    (a) they’re all premature ejaculators
    (b) they can’t get it up
    (c) they don’t know what to do if they see a naked woman
    (d) they only get hard when they see a naked dude but feel guilty about it
    (e) all of the above.

    In any case, here’s an idea: let’s call them up on it and make them confront their fear of sex. The next time you see a Republican legislator using euphemisms to prevent people from doing it be sure point that out directly. They’ll feel so uncomfortable that they will either lash out or run away as all sick fucks do.

    • DahBoner

      (e) AOT, K

  • DahBoner

    Everyone knows the best worst way to reduce teen pregnancy rates is to pay a pregnant teen Republican hypocrite to preach:

    DO WHAT I SAY NOT WHAT I DO!!!!

    https://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m60xl7damj1qgu9k8o1_400.jpg

    • NorthStarSpanx

      And a chin implant and a shot-gun MOH husband.

  • TheBidenator

    I have an idea of acceptable sexy times that I think Republicans can embrace: Republicans, go fuck yourselves….

  • A teenager not getting pregnant ALSO is the ULTIMATE waiting period for an abortion since they’re never going to need one. Duh? Republicans? Holy shit.

    I can’t totally hate on teen pregnancy because my mom was 19 when she had me and of course we’re supposed to panic as much about legal adults who happen to be teenagers having kids as we are to panic about 14yos who do. But ANYONE ought to be able to control their own reproduction if their bodies are capable of reproducing. You know?

    • UnmutualOne

      So what’s your excuse, since you seem to like to whine about being a poor, single mother?

  • While we’re at it, do none of those yo-yos stop to think that the teenager you keep ignorant about sex today will be the adult who knows nothing about sex tomorrow? They’re seeing young adults ENTERING MEDICAL SCHOOL who do not know how male and female reproductive systems work. That is terrifying.

    But then I really think the GOP is deep in cahoots with the adoption industry. Why does no one ever follow this up… I mention it nearly everywhere, sooner or later. It’s like it falls down a memory hole or something. Seriously, if you follow the money on crisis pregnancy centers, eventually you run into an adoption agency or an adoption advocacy group. And adoption’s the one answer that makes any sense to the question of “Why do Republicans oppose contraception, oppose abortion, and want to do away with welfare so parents can’t care for the babies they’re forced to have?” Because the parents AREN’T supposed to care for the babies. They’re supposed to let Republicans sell them to other Republicans. Duh.

    • david green

      Or “regift” them to some pervert.

  • Frank

    Subsidizing sex? An IUD is contraception, not a aphrodisiac! The “moral decline” from safe sex is far better than high rates of teen pregnancy. So, why do Republicans cut education and welfare that teens need to support a family? Sorry, teens, you should’ve had protection, if children didn’t starve then welfare princesses will have SEX to get pregnant, and because bootstraps! Republicans are evil.

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