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Gary Varvel

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  1. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago

    Pretty much sums it up.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    That’s the way it should be. She may be a victim. She should have access to either plan B or RU486 at no cost to her and with no questions asked and no interference. Her age does not matter.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t think 15 year old kids should be having sex, but I know it happens — it happened back when I was young, too — that’s the age girls started dropping out of school because they got knocked up. You can say isn’t happening because it shouldn’t happen or you can recognize that what what should happen doesn’t always happen and try to deal with reality.

  4. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Washington D.C. Logic

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    If the girl has a good relationship with her parents, and vice versa, the parents will know what is going on and will provide whatever input they deem appropriate.

    If the girl has no relationship with the parents, there might be a darned good reason. For one example, some religious sects will kill the girl if she gets raped, because she brought dishonor to her family. If she is successful at hiding the fact she was raped (which is a whole other story, well-being-wise), she won’t be able to hide a pregnancy for too long.

    It all starts with proper parenting. It is not the child’s fault if the parents don’t do their job. It is a shame that our society has degenerated to the point that some parents seem incapable of doing even the most obvious aspects of their responsibilities, but choosing to fail to recognize it is not a viable option.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Actually Obama was trying to block this.

  7. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    The school and aspirin is a Red Herring here.
    They are not involved in the “pill” debate.
    .
    The girl may obtain either med at the drug store.
    And rightfully so.

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    Much better for her to be vilified as an unwed mother and a drain on our welfare system for the next 18 years.
    It’s not always the “bad girls” that get pregnant. Kids in their teens are not fully capable of making all of the correct decisions, even when they have a fully functioning family around them. Kids are impressionable. Perhaps Mom and Dad were high school sweethearts, and even encouraged her dating a guy they approved of. If they believed they would be married someday, sex happens, even if she’s only fifteen.
    The morning after pill offers a chance to rectify something that could possibly ruin her entire future because of one bad decision, or possibly because of something that was not her decision at all.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Danny said:
    “WOW, you really don’t know kids, schools, churches or what’s going on in the world.

    fact is she has an alcoholic mom, dad was killed in Iraq, and she was impregnated by a pedophile priest at the CYO where she was trying to get emotional support”.

    Was that comment necessary? Also do you really believe the country is as low as you think it is, if you do leave.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    The reason why people want abortion is it best servers men, boys really, who don’t want to take responsibility for their actions. The women are left an emotional wreck.

  11. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    - Points to Varvel for correctly calling it “morning after pill” instead of “abortion pill.”

    - Otherwise, just wrong.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    The problem will get worse. Thanks to our food producers being allowed to add hormones and antibiotics to the animals we eat, children are becoming sexually capable as young as 8 years old. If we want these kids to abstain for 13-odd years, we have a lot bigger responsibility than we’ve been willing to take on. This is not the only consequence we can expect.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    jack75287 said, about 2 hours ago

    @dannysixpack

    “Danny said:
    “WOW, you really don’t know kids, schools, churches or what’s going on in the world.

    fact is she has an alcoholic mom, dad was killed in Iraq, and she was impregnated by a pedophile priest at the CYO where she was trying to get emotional support”.

    Was that comment necessary? Also do you really believe the country is as low as you think it is, if you do leave."

    I love my country and i’ll not leave it (permanently) for the likes of you.

    I love it enough to deal with the reality as it exists and work (and pay) to make it better.

    My responsibility is to leave the world a better place than I found it, and I do that every day of my life.

    it seems the conservative view is just to leave the world as it is, squander it’s resources and deny reality (thank you lonecat).

    Teen pregnancy is nothing new. My grandmother got pregnant at 14 years old “disappeared” for a few months. She got pregnant again at 15 and this time it was a shotgun wedding that led to a 62 year marriage – all of which was unhappy. This was around 1910. And she had great parents (I was blessed enough to know both my great grandparents).

    The conservatives seem to want to deal with these problems like the church, sweep ’em under the rug and deny deny deny. You all need counseling.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Raped by “step dad”, or mother’s latest boyfriend, shouldn’t NEED parental consent to avert the potential consequences. It isn’t all about “loose morals” on the part of these teenage girls. Focusing on the age issue also avoids the FACT that the “conservatives” don’t want ANY WOMAN to have easy access to this form of birth control.

  15. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, because parents might force the kid to have a baby she doesn’t want; In fact, it is quite possible that the parents already made sure that decent sex-ed was not available in the schools either, which is perhaps one of the reasons the kid got pregnant in the first place…why give them the power to compound their errors?

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