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I totally agree.

I object to the removal of freedom to choose what happens with respect to your own body but also to the moral values and judgements imposed upon women by the pro-life side.

The constructions of the groups involved in this debate such as young mothers, are not helpful and fail to look at the underlying causes.

The same moral judgements that condemn pregnant teenagers are largely responsible for the environments in which they become pregnant in the first place.  Preaching abstinence and throwing their brand of morality down then fails to give access to the process of learning about and understanding sexuality, relationships and sex.  

Conservative distaste for open and frank discussion on sex and contraception, and the imposition of linking sex at a young age to poor moral character simply creates a situation where young people are not informed or confident and do not respect themselves.  I'd say for the UK at the moment with the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe, this is a significant issue.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 04:29:26 AM EST
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