It’s made it on -air : We’ll be talking with young people around the world :
Hi it’s Shaimaa here and we’ve asked the abstinence question a couple of days ago when Bristol Palin said “it isn’t realistic at all.” Is she right? This blogger-also a single mom- thinks so.
In her first interview after giving birth to Sarah Palin’s first grandson Tripp, the 18 year old mom said that she wished she had waited but that it was her choice to keep her baby.
She also said that abstinence , a cause her mother stands for, is unrealistic as sex among young people her age is more acceptable. This already had some of you going and unless something else tops it we’re looking to do this debate tomorrow.
Donnamarie commented to say
“Sex is a biological imperative. If some people chose, for religious or cultural reasons, to ignore that fact, they are certainly entitled to do so. But they have no business trying to force others to follow their refusal to acknowledge the fact that sex IS a biological imperative.”
This comment from David saying
“It is possible. I’m 25 and am still abstaining.”
Tomorrow we’ll be speaking to Bruce in New York who told me that abstinence doesn’t work as it’s in our nature to want to have sex and that was perfectly OK what’s important and is to know about safe sex.
Which brings me to one of the other guests on tomorrow’s program. Denny Patton is the president and founder of Silver Ring Thing an Organization that supports and calls for abstinence, we had a long conversation and i presented Bruce’s argument to him and then he asked me this — what if I tell you that safe sex isn’t realistic and that throughout the years it has failed us?
He said people have been advocating safe sex for decades and the results? more STD’s and more teen pregnancies. So here’s another thing to think about, is safe sex unrealistic as well? Is it working? If it is, why are teen pregnancy rates so high in England for example?
Also check this article on the future of abstinence programs in America under the Obama administration.