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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

— Posted by Victoria (May 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm)

While doing some research on another website about comprehensive versus abstinence only sex education, I learned that May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

While that particular website’s take on the event is by promoting the use of birth control in its various forms, I have another proposition.

How about all unmarried teens abstain for the entire month of May? I am willing to bet, by doing so, not one teen will get pregnant. And I’m further willing to bet that your life won’t fall apart like you might imagine.

Yes, maybe it might end the relationship you currently have with your girlfriend or boyfriend. But if physical affection is the glue that holds your relationship together, don’t you think maybe, just maybe, it’s better to unglue it?

It would certainly seem that if, without sex, a couple has nothing in common, that the relationship might not be built on the healthiest of foundations.

Further, if you feel like you love your boyfriend or girlfriend, but know they won’t stay with you if you cut off a sexual relationship, it’s a definite sign that they don’t actually love you, but are rather just using you for their pleasure. Who likes to get used? Stand up for your dignity, and stop the relationship.

A further argument usually is that it is “okay” I’m having sex with my boyfriend or girlfriend because I really love them. If indeed it was true love, you wouldn’t run the risk of STD’s, or serious heartbreak, or crisis pregnancy for your significant other.

True love is self-sacrificing. Look objectively at what is best for the one you love – and what is best for you too – and make decision based on that. If indeed the love you feel is true and deep, it will last without a physical relationship before marriage. I promise.

So this is my call for an increase of abstinence awareness this month of May. Let’s turn Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month to Teen Chastity Awareness Month! And of course, it can extend beyond teens to all unmarried people. And, of course further, chastity should extend beyond just the month of May.

Live the message of chastity, and share it with others. Your future spouse will thank you for it!

God bless!

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2 Comments on “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month”

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  1. Dutchman says:

    Isn’t it telling that we have a campaign against “Teen Pregnancy,” which in and of itself isn’t a problem, and not against “Unwed Motherhood,” which is actually socially destructive?

    I read a book recently by Eric Alterman, “Why We’re Liberals,” where he argues that there is no moral crisis in America because (among other things) the rate of teenage pregnancy has been going down for ten years. Of course, he fails to mention that the percentage of children born out-of-wedlock is at an all-time high.

    The tragedy of our time is that while Liberals are loath to apply moral values to social questions, Right-Wingers never apply morality to the economy, and so Social Justice languishes.

    Comment posted May 20th, 2011 at 10:33 am
  2. Kara says:

    Great post!!

    It is good to turn things around. Ironically, May is also the month of Mother’s Day as well as the month attributed to devotion to the Blessed Mother. So, promoting abstinence in the month of May is a good idea.

    Comment posted May 23rd, 2011 at 2:51 pm