Abortion, access to birth control, and sexual education have been
topics that have been debated heavily.
Abortion is always an issue debated heavily, particularly during
an election year. Now, with the situation with the Supreme Court and a conservative majority finding itself with legislative
control, the right to choose is becoming threatened. In fact, 31 states have laws in place to make abortion illegal if Roe
v. Wade were ever to be overturned.
Recently, a Wisconsin pharmacist refused to fill the prescription
of a young, college students birth control. Not only was filling the prescription refused, due to religious beliefs, but calling
the prescription to another pharmacy was also denied. More doctors and pharmacist are refusing to prescribe and fill prescriptions
for birth control. Should others religious beliefs dictate our sex lives?
Abstinence-based sex education classes are taught in the majority
of health classes in the United States. Frighteningly enough, if a school teaches comprehensive sex education classes, they
will not get federal funding for their class. Comprehensive sex education is proven to be more effective than abstinence-based
sex education classes, yet is not taught. Instead, we are creating an atmosphere where 14 and 15 year olds become pregnant
because they are ignorant when it comes to intercourse.
These are three topics that we will discuss futher in this section,