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Women Are Not 'Forced' Into Motherhood

"Who would ever finger Uncle Sam as the man responsible for thousands of unintended pregnancies on U.S. campuses?" says Mary Ann Sorrentino as she begins her September 19 "Your View."...

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by Wendy645 on 26 Sep 2007 04:37 PM
Well, while this is a very personal reply to something Sorrentino said, she failed to mention that not every pregnancy is the result of a consensual encounter. In my hometown, I blame our school system for the high rate of pregnancies, and you know why? In school we are not allowed to read chapter 9 in the health books, the reproductive section. It is NOT spoken about in any manner- abstinence or otherwise. And our high school (and middle school even!) is jam-packed with pregnant bellies wandering around. While the responsibility is also a parent's to explain the situation, for one reason or another, many don't. I think that in schools, it should be a very factual, open, honest, and non-partisan explanation of sexual health, reproduction, and disease. But as the article's author has her own opinion, so do I. And that's it :-)
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