Just because you or others believe that your religious beliefs like "being against birth control or pre-marital sex" should be forced on others, doesn't mean that your religion is right or your beliefs are right. A separation between church and state would include the government not imposing or being partial to any religious view, and forcing that view upon the population. You would argue that the pill isn't safe or isn't "right" for young women to take? Or perhaps thats your medical take on it. In other countries, drugs are routinely sold without a prescription. Antibiotics, etc... are easily purchased in a pharmacy whereas here you are required to spend hundreds for a doctors visit and for the "prescription." Then theres your religious take on it. The fact that you believe that young women shouldn't be having sex at that age. Who's to say they aren't married? Emancipated? Able to make decisions for themselves? Maybe your mad that some young teenage boy got one in on your daughter or family member, so you think that you can fight the entire cause? Im glad they are making this sort of thing more available. I'd rather my tax dollars pay for that than to pay for welfare kids.
Religion has absolutely nothing to do with why I tell my son not to have sex before marriage. My reasons are realistic and logical.
As I put it to my son:
1. Sex is not about physical gratification or “being cool.” Sex is a physical act to demonstrate your love for the person you are with. If you do not love them you are debasing them, yourself, and run the risk of becoming a parent that cannot support their child.
2. I would prefer you to wait to have sex for your wedding night because then you are giving your wife a gift that you will never be able to give anyone ever again. And she will cherish you more than you know for it.
3. Having sex before you have your own place, job, paying your own bills means you are being irresponsible and run the risk of:
A) Me walking in on you- wouldn’t that be fun!
B) Contracting an STD that Ajax won’t take off (We are southern, yanks prob wouldn’t get that one)
C) Having a child that you are not mentally or financially prepared to care for…WHAT THEN? D) Not to mention placing your entire life and dreams on hold (He is studying to become a geneticist) because once you become a parent, YOUR LIFE ENDS and you live ONLY for your CHILD.