Gov Blames Teens For His Failed Abstinence Only Policies, Says They Do Not Care About Birth Control

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Refuse to include birth control in sex education because of Jebus and then blame your failed policy on the fact that teens aren't using birth control. Who is this dope? DonTheGovernor?


Governor Blames Teens For His Failed Abstinence Only Policies, Says They ‘Do Not Care’ About Birth Control

By Tara Culp-Ressler on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Gov. Phil Bryant (R-MS)
Even though the increased numbers of young women using effective forms of birth control have contributed to a steady decline in the teen birth rate over the past decade, Mississippi has retained the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the nation. At an event this week to address the issue of unintended pregnancy in the state, Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told reporters he believes that although most adolescents do know how to obtain and use contraception, “the problem is teenagers do not care enough” about using birth control.
The GOP governor cited an education campaign that his administration sponsored this year as an example of the steps he’s taking to address the problem:
Bryant appointed a group earlier this year to study ways to reduce teenage pregnancy, and it has also sponsored town-hall meetings in Jackson and Lexington. The group has posted several billboards around the state with a photo of a pregnant belly, complete with stretch marks, next to the slogan: “Scars may fade. A baby is FOREVER.” [...]
Bryant told The Daily Leader that town-hall meetings to discuss teen pregnancy are important. “The road to success is in having an open, frank discussion and saying we need to stop this,” Bryant said.
Bryant has said repeatedly that he believes abstinence-only is the best approach to teaching young people about sex. It’s the approach that’s been used for years by the school districts that already were teaching optional classes about sex education.​
In fact, Bryant’s approach to reducing the number of unintended pregnancies in his state is directly contradictory. Even though he claims Mississippi’s high teen pregnancy rate is not due to a lack of education about birth control, and rather a disregard for using it, the reality is that many teens choose to forgo contraception because they are grossly misinformed about how effective it is. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one third of teen mothers decided not to use birth control when they became sexually active because they just didn’t believe they could get pregnant.
And that lack of education about effective contraception is a direct result of the abstinence-only education programs that Bryant supports. Studies have confirmed that when students aren’t given comprehensive, medically accurate information about how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, they end up with serious gaps in their sexual education.
A 2011 Mississippi state law requires that some kind of gender-separated sexual education must be offered in public schools, but the school districts are split between providing abstinence-only education classes and “abstinence plus” classes that — while still primarily pushing shame-based abstinence messages — include some mention about some forms of contraception. Even though Bryant’s billboards may be trying to tell teenagers that babies are “forever,” young adults won’t start getting the message about effectively preventing unintended pregnancy until they receive medically accurate information about it.
 

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They should have used the "consider it r@pe" birth control method. It's Jesus approved.
 

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An "Abstinence-only" approach to teenage sex education is like sending a soldier into war with only one kind of weapon.

Sorry your jebus disapproves of dudes capturing all of that potential life inside a piece of latex or chicks taking artificial hormones to trick her body into not releasing an egg that month. Real world is calling here for real solutions to problems.
 

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Well, maybe they know but they are dumb enough to not use it. What is the percentage of opievoice-THOSSSSEPEOPLE-endopievoice in Mississippi?

I blame the negro. I'm with the governor. I blame the negro. His state is 38 percent Black, of course the teen pregnancy rate is gonna be through the roof.
 

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The gall of this guy to blame the people getting pregnant. Everyone knows government is the answer to every problem.
 

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The gall of this guy to blame the people getting pregnant.
Condemning children is a lot easier than admitting you made a mistake.

Everyone knows government is the answer to every problem.
And by problem you mean, not enough pushing of an abstinence-only agenda?
 

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The gall of this guy to blame the people getting pregnant. Everyone knows government is the answer to every problem.
Abstinence-only sex education is a government solution and it failed just like every other government social program.
 

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Shouldn't this be an issue of the parents, though?
 

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So let's replace it with an equally worthless government teaching policy?
If there is going to be sex education, the curriculum might as well be based on real life. There are safe and responsible ways to have sex. That is a fact and it shouldn't be hidden or glossed over.
 

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Here's how out should be:

Abstinence is 100 percent effective.
Pills are 98 percent.
Condoms are 90.

Here's how a baby is made.

Ask your parents if you have any other questions.

No judgment, no agenda.
 
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We should have played the "guess the political party" game with this governor.
 

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Some teenagers simply choose not to use any birth control because - WELFARE. It's a way of life for some people. Some of them can barely spell and have no idea who was the first president was - but they can do math like an accountant when it comes to welfare, ebt, wick, sect. 8 and a 1000 other entitlement programs and gibsmedats giveaways.
 

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I hate to be racist, well actually, I don't. If 38 percent of the state is Black and 72 percent of Black births are out of wedlock...

Over 20 percent of the state of Mississippi is a literal bastard.

Now how are you supposed to say "Don't teach this stuff in school" when the parents aren't around to teach anybody anything and they could be the third or fourth generation of a race that sees childbirth as a check in the mail and magical FREE STUFF card?

The school system and the welfare system have completely taken over for the nuclear family and fatherhood. Apart from getting rid of that 1.3 trillion dollar a year apparatus, cuts to means-tested welfare coupled with sex education is realistically the only thing to do to bring rates down.

Abstinence only means you want Precious and Killer Joe to be your national family models.
 

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Showing these savages how to put condoms on bananas isn't going to solve the problem.
 

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Some teenagers simply choose not to use any birth control because - WELFARE. It's a way of life for some people. Some of them can barely spell and have no idea who was the first president was - but they can do math like an accountant when it comes to welfare, ebt, wick, sect. 8 and a 1000 other entitlement programs and gibsmedats giveaways.
Yup. Best birth control method? Stop rewarding people who have children when they can't afford them.
 

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The gimmedat entitlements exposed the greatest flaw in the Great Society: If you make it easier to be on welfare, more people settle for being on welfare. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Left did more to undermine the black race in America than the Ku Klux Klan ever could.
 

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The gimmedat entitlements exposed the greatest flaw in the Great Society: If you make it easier to be on welfare, more people settle for being on welfare. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Left did more to undermine the black race in America than the Ku Klux Klan ever could.
They simply exchanged chains and working the fields for invisible chains and working in the voting booth. Keep them dumb, shiftless and breeding. The fear of losing Gibsmedats keeps them loyal.
 

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They simply exchanged chains and working the fields for invisible chains and working in the voting booth. Keep them dumb, shiftless and breeding. The fear of losing Gibsmedats keeps them loyal.
I think that liberals in the '60s genuinely cared for blacks. I also think that they were racist to the point of believing that most blacks would never be able to pull themselves out of poverty on their own. That's why they wanted to make it easier to be poor; because that's the best the majority of the black race could hope for.
 

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The gall of this guy to blame the people getting pregnant. Everyone knows government is the answer to every problem.
Not "people". Teens. Minors. Minors need to be taught. They're not responsible for their own education. Whoever is, is also responsible for this.

In this case, the government is in charge of their education. If it wasn't, then no one would be blaming the government, we would be blaming whoever the fuck else is failing to teach them to prevent pregnancy.

Yup. Best birth control method? Stop rewarding people who have children when they can't afford them.
No, I'm pretty sure it's contraceptives. No one's rewarding people in poor, ultra religious countries for procreating (people of all races, btw.), and they do it nonetheless. The common element, in both cases, is lack of knowledge and availability of contraceptives.

In the case of teens, the way to prevent pregnancy is adults realizing that teens are going to have sex no matter what (because sex is good), and teaching them how to properly use contraceptives. Obviously, the government shouldn't be in charge of teens' education, but it is.

Saying that the school system isn't responsible for informing teens about the use of contraceptives (and even providing it to them, including the morning after pill) is like saying that the school system isn't responsible for teaching kids how to read and providing them with text books. Of course they fucking are. They're spending billions of dollars every year to do it.

Instead of spending it on lectures about abstinence that don't work, spend it on fucking contraceptives. Or, if you want to get rid of the welfare state and socialized education, fine. But get rid of everything else first, and then, at the very end of the process, as the last act of Congress involving something other than the military and law enforcement, also get rid of government funding for sexual education and contraceptives. But not before. As long as anyone is getting anything, teens across the country should also be getting free condoms and pills, and detailed lessons on how to use them.
 

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Crazy idea...if your not married, not raped, and get preggo, no money for you. No foodstamps, no WIC, no nothing. Think real hard before dropping those panties, someone might hold you accountable.