Washington Post guest writer asks, 'can faith prevent teen pregnancy?'


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  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    The liberals wont like this

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 19, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    @ Chris B: Considering the lack of foundation to her claims, no one should like this.

    1 - A survey was done showing adults think teen pregnancy and birth rates are increasing although facts show they are not.

    2 - Teens who haven't had sex were asked to choose between against religion or morals, pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, not the right person, not the right time, or other.

    3 - Yet a third survey says people want more from their religion regarding pregnancy prevention.

    4 - A religious group has compiled a realistic guide to abstinence which focuses on real life consequences including STDs and pregnancy.

    The author of the article uses these 4 unrelated statements to determine that faith prevents pregnancy.

    Point 1 has nothing to do with preventing teen pregnancy. Point 4 hasn't happened yet and has nothing to do with faith. Point 2 does not automatically mean faith - morals are not tied to religiosity. Point 3 clearly states teens think religions are not doing enough to address the problem. (If faith were preventing pregnancy, why would churches need to do more?)

    She presents no data that support her conclusions. No one should like this fairytale.

  • Melanna Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 19, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    @ Chris B: Did you check out the site for the organization the author represents? It is about comprehensive education and prevention - not abstinence only.

    The booklet that is going to be distributed focuses on real-life consequences and real-life prevention.

    She may call it faith, but the question was religion or morals - often tied together but 2 separate things in reality - and all indications are the reduction is based on a comprehensive approach.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Chris B,
    Kalindra and Melanna proved you right.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    @lost in DC,

    Yes they did!