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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

Ginamero Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:06 AM
First, Amy wasn't Drew's ex girlfriend. She had taken the whiney loser back. Second, so what? Somehow, this only reinforces to me that the right wing Christian philosophy of abstinence is what is wrong - not the abortion. Why is it so difficult to understand that humans have sex even when you tell them your god does not like it. They both have a life waiting for them. If she wanted to stay off of Obamas welfare rolls and end up unhappy - she had two choices, birth control or abortion (since she failed at the first). With all the religious chatter about killing babies, I'm glad this show had the nerve to show real life and that she chose abortion. What a stupid article.
renny4 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:26 AM
You really think young people who cannot remember what the room number is of the class they are in or cannot bring a pencil to class every day should be indulging in experimental sex, one of the most powerful of life's forces without often terrible consequences?
LeishaC Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:41 AM
Do you control your other impulses, or are you still in diapers? The sex drive is just another CONTROLLABLE human impulse. Grown-ups learn self-control. But who am I kidding? We live in a society that has very little of any self-control in any area.
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:40 AM
For a true life definition of stupidity, look in the mirror.
binc Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:55 AM
If not getting knocked up until and unless I was ready to have a baby is stupid, fine- I own it.
Otho Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:00 AM
Binc, Annfan was responding to Gina, not you. Binc, in all your posts that I've read on other topics, you are far from stupid. I'd put you in the "extremely bright" group, except I don't like grouping people like that. Let's just say you have a firm grasp of the issues, and you and I agree on just about everything.
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:11 AM
Otho is correct - I did not direct my comment at binc - if you read the idiotic comment from Ginermo, her last comment is that Brent's article is "stupid". I responded to that.
binc Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:14 AM
Yup, oops. I just react strongly to the "women should have control of their own bodies" garbage out there. Why when so many forms of birth control are available do so very many women have unwanted pregnancies? Why is that issue not addressed? As a female, I find this insulting and am afraid that I have come to the conclusion that a great many of my gender are, in fact, stupid little girls that must be cared for by others.
binc Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:39 AM
You certainly dismissed option number one quickly didn't you gina? How about a national conversation about idiots that are too irresponsible to even take one lousy pill a day in order to avert killing their own offspring?
44thWhitePrez Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:17 AM
Or spending a whole *gasp* $2 on a condom. Just remember, Ginamero, that's 55 million fewer people that could have been paying for your Social Security. Oh well.
The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood."

Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial.

The counselor says, "If you decide to...