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Dear Abby Defends Mom Buying Condoms for Her Teen Daughter and Her Friends
Life news ^ | Lauren Enriquez

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT by Morgana

A Dear Abby column this week featured a concerned mom who had learned that the condoms she was buying for her 17-year-old daughter were being given to her daughter’s friends.

The mom, who was proud that her daughter felt comfortable enough to confide in her, was concerned about the price of supplying multiple sexually-active teenagers with condoms, but alas, she considered that perhaps this expense was worthwhile “if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.” The question, from “Safe Sex Advocate in Iliinois,” went like this:

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with her boyfriend and asked if I would buy condoms for her. I agreed that she should protect herself and bought her a box of 12.

A week later, she informed me that she needed another 12-pack. When I asked why she had run out so quickly, she confessed that she has been supplying them to her girlfriends. Apparently they can’t confide in their moms the way she can with me.

My dilemma is that condoms are expensive and, on one hand, I don’t want to be the one supplying a group of kids. On the other hand, if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, maybe it’s worth it. What do you think I should do? — Safe Sex Advocate in Illinois

How do you think dear old Abby responded? Basically, she broadcasted a free advertisement for Planned Parenthood. Here’s how it went:

DEAR SAFE SEX ADVOCATE: If your daughter’s friends are old enough to be sexually active, they and their boyfriends should also be responsible enough to provide their own birth control. Generally, teens do not need the permission of their parents to receive information about it. Because you want to help them avoid unwanted pregnancies (as well as STDs), direct them to the nearest Planned Parenthood Center for low-cost or no-cost birth control and instruction on how to use it. There are 18 of these health centers in Illinois. To find the one closest to you, go to PlannedParenthood.org.

A few reasons why referring vulnerable teens to Planned Parenthood may not have been Abby’s brightest moment:

-Planned Parenthood makes a lot of money off of sexually active teens who do become pregnant and pursue abortion.

The Washington Times:”… abortion continues to account for the overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood’s services for pregnant women, making up 92 percent of the organization’s pregnancy services.”

-Planned Parenthood helps to keep parents out of the reproductive health choices of their daughters by encouraging girls to seek judicial bypass in regions where parental consent is required before an abortion is performed on a minor. That means Planned Parenthood wants to help your daughter procure an abortion – and profit off the price tag from whomever is paying for it – without your knowledge or consent. Planned Parenthood markets itself as pro-parent, but when parents get in the way of profits, they hit the bottom of the totem pole.

-Planned Parenthood has been caught failing to report sexual abuses on underage girls (like those to whom condoms were being provided by the mom above). No loving parent – especially not the type of concerned mother who wrote to Abby – wants their daughter to go through the type of anguish (like statutory rape) which Planned Parenthood has been documented perpetuating on minor girls.

Planned Parenthood is undoubtedly grateful for Abby’s free commercial, but if the concerned mom knew the facts about Planned Parenthood that Abby forgot to mention, maybe she would think twice before sending minors to them.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ageofconsentlaws; antiabstinence; corruptingaminor; dearabby; ifitfeelsgooddohim; moralabsolutes; parentalrights; parentsnotfriends; prolife; sexpositiveagenda; stds

1 posted on 10/17/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

More like daughter is a skank.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 9:59:50 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Morgana

When I asked why she had run out so quickly, she confessed that she ... is a complete slut.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 9:59:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Morgana

I thought Abby died years ago.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 10:01:10 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Morgana

“Abby” is just a liberal mouthpiece. I would never read her columns.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 10:01:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Why blame the daughter when mom encourages it?


6 posted on 10/17/2013 10:04:31 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; mazda77; oswegodeee; Doogle; SouthTexas; vette6387; JLAGRAYFOX; ZULU; overbore; ...

Why is she “buying” condoms? All she has to do is call OBayMe, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, Feinstein, Sebelius, or go before Congress and they will give her thousands to last them a lifetime. Well, maybe, a few years at the rate they’re going.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Morgana

Not blame, pity. I fully blame the mom.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 10:10:14 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Morgana

I thought my tax dollars were buying free birth control and condoms for studs and sluts everywhere.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Newbomb Turk

> I thought my tax dollars were buying free birth control and condoms for studs and sluts everywhere.

Their is a silver lining though. They won’t be producing new liberals as fast...


10 posted on 10/17/2013 10:15:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Has Sandra Fluke made a statement yet?


11 posted on 10/17/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Morgana

Gone are the days when you had to ask the pharmacist for a pack of Trojans behind the counter. They are right there on display and any 17 year old can buy their own without mommy.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 10:18:02 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Berosus

> I thought Abby died years ago.

Maybe she was one of 0’s supporters. They seem to be anle to vote from beyond the grave. And here I though 0 didn’t believe in the afterlife.

Actually I think Abby’s daughter writes it now.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Morgana

“Abby” went to the dark side years ago.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Morgana; cyn; Tax-chick
This column may have started out decades ago as a real “advice” column (when people actually read newspapers), but I have long figured that this Dear Abby shtick has been made up out of whole cloth for years.

Nothing but queer manufactured quandaries and advice to legitimize and validate a corrupted culture.

15 posted on 10/17/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Morgana

Can’t you get free condoms at planned parenthood? Are those people doing ANYTHING other than killing babies?


16 posted on 10/17/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Morgana

Hard to see the downside of keeping white liberals from reproducing.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 10:25:07 AM PDT by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: Morgana

She’s 17 and she doesn’t have her own spending money for her entertainment? She doesn’t need a box of condoms, she needs a job.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 10:29:59 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Morgana

This is not your mother’s Dear Abby.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 10:30:41 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Morgana
My dilemma is that condoms are expensive

They're vastly cheaper than dinner and a movie traditionally provided before the mattress mamba. Is she getting the steel belted radial ones?

20 posted on 10/17/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: thorvaldr
Can’t you get free condoms at planned parenthood?

The condoms distributed by Planned Parenthood have a substantially above average failure rate. No joke. It's like they push a thumbtack through each package before they sell it.

The abortion industry is very evil. They would love to help anyone's daughter get free birth control.

21 posted on 10/17/2013 10:36:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: JimRed

Wouldn’t you need a Ouija board to get advice from Dear Abby. She must be sending in her column from the Great Beyond.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 10:37:48 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Morgana

Todays version of Mom making kool-ade for all the kids


23 posted on 10/17/2013 10:42:13 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Berosus
I thought Abby died years ago.

It was in more recent years, but yes, she died. Her daughter has been writing the column for years. They are/were big time gay advocates. The original "Abby" was also a big time supporter of Planned Parenthood for several decades.

24 posted on 10/17/2013 10:48:19 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: jsanders2001

I can believe it. Last year in Orlando, FL, the dead did more than just vote; one of them ran and won. Earl K. Wood had been the Orange County tax collector for 44 years; when he died three weeks before the election, nobody bothered to remove his name from the ballot, and the voters were so used to having him around that they re-elected him anyway!


25 posted on 10/17/2013 10:48:31 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: All

“Cool” parents are part of what is destroying our country and our kids. I’d love to see more in prison or handing their stinking houses over to parents who actually give a damn.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 10:54:36 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Morgana

I’d be the most hated mom on the block after calling all friends’ parents to tell them it’s time they start footing the bill for their precious princesses. My little skank would be getting a job so she won’t have so much free time to go through a box so quickly. Then I’d become boyfriend’s bff just to see how fast she dumps him.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 10:55:06 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Berosus

Abigail Van Buren died in January at age 94. She had stopped writing her column years prior due to Alzheimers. I read someplace that the column is now actually being written by a guy.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Morgana

because everyone has a moral conscience and knows they should exercise self-control, regardless of their parents. even teens.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Antihero101607

isn’t birth control free thanks to obamacare?


30 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
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To: Morgana
My 2 cents worth were I to write that column:

Dear Safe Sex Advocate,

Have your daughter use the aspirin method of birth control. This is done by her placing an aspirin between her knees and holding it in place anytime she either is with the boyfriend, or has the urge to engage in intercourse.

31 posted on 10/17/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Morgana

These kinds of parents make Mylie Cyrus look halfway normal


32 posted on 10/17/2013 11:07:11 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

Why has the local editor of your local newspaper who lives in your local neighborhood not received a face-to-face from you, locally, in person, where you asked the local editor why he carries Dear Abby in your local paper?


33 posted on 10/17/2013 11:12:22 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Morgana

“Abby” also advises heterosexual college students who receive and undesired homosexual roomate that they should chill out and get over their bigotry.

But the problem isn’t Abby. It’s our local news editors who carry MSM wire feeds.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 11:14:25 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474

I am fully comfortable with Dear Abby appearing in my local newspaper.

That way I can be sure that no one will read it.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 11:18:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Morgana

I saw that, too! “Abbey, you ignorant slut!” (SNL)


36 posted on 10/17/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT by SgtHooper (We have enough "youth"; how about a fountain of "smart"?)
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To: thorvaldr

It was recently published that a percentage (10% or more, I believe) of the PPH condoms were of low quality and failed. Thus, driving up their business!


37 posted on 10/17/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by SgtHooper (We have enough "youth"; how about a fountain of "smart"?)
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To: Morgana
To do the right thing is always the most difficult thing to do.

It is a mom's job to watch her children carefully and be attentive to proper instruction and take those times in the early grades to endorse moral behavior.

It is a dad's job to do the same thing.

Together they are designed to present a united front representing the truth that is solid and penetrating to the soul of the child.

When a mom resorts to handing out condoms it means that she never did her job she was handed by God in order to train up her children properly.

38 posted on 10/17/2013 11:36:10 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Morgana
You people need to work on your terminology.

A "slut" is anybody that has had more sex than I have.

A "b!itch is a slut that will do anybody but me. A "skank" is a wannabe slut that has no intention of becoming a b!tch.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Slyfox

How pathetic and tragic is the fact that this young girl is servicing a guy who doesn’t have the money to even buy a condom? Apparently all the girlfriends are sleeping with guys who don’t either since this enlightened mom is footing the bill. And liberals keep screaming that Christian conservatives have a war against women???


40 posted on 10/17/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: Morgana
Another example of recycled journalism. Abigail VanBuren (real name Pauline Esther Friedman) died on 16 January 2013 at age 94. She was predeceased by her twin sister columnist Ann Landers (real name Esther Pauline Friedman who died 22 June 2002 at age 83. Both these obnoxious busybodies are room temperature.
41 posted on 10/17/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: The Toad

Giving them to your daughter is one thing, handing them out to her friends is something very different. What an idiot.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 1:56:05 PM PDT by The Toad
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Maybe she wanted to put them over her head so she wouldn’t havre to listen to the bloviations of our frckless leader..


43 posted on 10/17/2013 3:06:14 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Data revealed that Rush’s “friend” Sandra Fluke needed 13 new condoms a day to satisfy her “needs”.


44 posted on 10/17/2013 3:22:25 PM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: married21

If getting plowed on Friday night by her boyfriend in the back of the SUV that the absent father bought for this darling princess is considered “entertainment”, perhaps Abby can recommend that mommy go and buy her some recreational ecstasy?


45 posted on 10/17/2013 3:43:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: happyhomemaker
And liberals keep screaming that Christian conservatives have a war against women???

Dare I state the obvious?

Half of the people who are aborted are female.

46 posted on 10/17/2013 5:15:41 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Morgana

Is mama hosting the orgy and trying to get in on the swinging action?

Kids need parents, not “besty fwiends”.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 10:27:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!
WWMWD?


48 posted on 10/18/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: thorvaldr; Revolting cat!
Can’t you get free condoms at planned parenthood?

YES!!!


49 posted on 10/18/2013 10:32:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Foolsgold

Was it ever determined if Sanda Fluke was indeed a participant in the Georgetown Slutwalk PRIOR to her national attention?

http://georgetownvoice.com/2011/08/26/lezhur-ledger-slutwalk-2011/


50 posted on 10/18/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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