The PP stands for something that rhymes with ‘lanned larenthood’. It must be that time of year again. All I’m hearing about is teen pregnancies.. and all over the radio are commercials that say ‘we didn’t use protection’ and ‘pregnancy will ruin my life’… I take issue with both of these. The second more than the first, but still. We didn’t use protection? What the $#** is wrong with kids these days? The kids I knew that were doing it, were using like 3 condoms at once (albeit, not smart in and of itself, but still) — not to use *anything*. Oh good Lord. Also they keep using the ‘s’ word on the radio, while that isn’t wrong, I am not ready to answer for what that is, should the question come up. I digress. Not to mention that you pay, what, twice as much for one emergency contraception dose from a pharmacy as a month’s worth of pills? Argh. Get with it kids. In this age of so many freaking communicable diseases, either keep your pants ON or do the smart thing.
…and ruining your life? No. Your waistline, maybe, but not your life. There are so many options out there, assuming that the pregnancy goes to term: keeping the baby, in my mind you would be marrying, and having someone to love and to love you forever (along with thousands of diapers, tantrums, and dollars of college tuition!), adoption–no lack of moms out there waiting with empty arms, and of course, letting your parents raise the child as their own– and telling the kid when they’re old enough to know that ‘no I’m not really your sister, I’m your mom’… sort of thing– and getting on with your life. None of these things actually ‘ruin’ your life, they just change it. Maybe for the worse, probably for the better, but all change is hard–which is why this should be something ‘done’ only by those mature enough to handle the outcome, and only with someone you plan to love forever. There are plenty of ways to choose, plenty of options. Unless, I guess, pregnancy actually kills you, then, you could say it ruined your life– but then you’d be dead, so, you know..you couldn’t say that.
PLEASE DON’T BLAST ME with opinions or whatever. If you’re going to comment, do it nicely. I am a college graduate with a degree in psychology, I minored in women’s studies, and I fully understand and support the right to choose, which I CHOSE not to go into because it’s my blog. I am quite intelligent and don’t need beaned over the head. Mmk? These are my thoughts…about a commercial.