How Government Policy Turns Teens into Hookers

From Saturday’s (9/15/2012) Washington Post:

“The young woman told the courtroom that she was a normal teenager until she met the man a federal prosecutor called the ‘CEO’ of the largest underage prostitution ring in the
Washington region’s history.

“She was 16, and had friends and enjoyed playing soccer, she said, but Justin Storm ‘brainwashed’ her into believing that having sex with men for money was normal.  He used flattery and promises of easy cash to lure her and seven other local girls into his operation.”

She “said she would eat dinner at home with her parents and then turn tricks at night.”

And that explains, better than anything else possibly can, what’s wrong with “sex education” in American schools today.  Sex is okay, our kids are taught, anytime and anywhere — as long as they use “protection.”

That’s a lie.  According to “Ask Alice,” “21% (typical use) and 5% (perfect use) of women who use the female condom experience an unintended pregnancy within the first year of use.”

Think about it: typically, one of five women who use condoms will be pregnant in their first year of use.  Even if they do everything perfectly, absolutely perfectly, one in 20 women will become pregnant.

But not to worry, they are told:  Under Obamacare, the cost of disposing of that pregnancy is zero.  So they can go out, use the female condom again, and again, and again.  And have one abortion after another.

Contrast that with those women who follow the teachings of the Catholic Church, which says that sex outside of marriage is always wrong, at every time, in every place, for any reason:  That’s got a zero percent failure rate.  That’s right — a zero percent failure rate.

But back to the teen turned hooker.  If it’s okay — as the government’s public health experts proclaim — to have sex outside of marriage as long as one uses “protection,” it’s much easier to be “brainwashed” into believing that, if it’s okay to “give it away for free,” it’s even better to get paid for sex.

Our kids would be far better off to hear one clear and consistent message:  Sex outside of marriage is always wrong, regardless of the time, place or circumstances.  That’s the teaching of the Catholic Church, and it’s one our government should proclaim from the rooftops — if not because it’s what God wants, then at least because it’s the only way 100% guaranteed to avoid unwanted pregnancies and the sexual diseases and mental health issues that come with repeated casual sex.

But instead of telling our kids that truth, our leaders say those who advocate a no-sex-outside-of-marriage message are engaged in a “war on women.”

About Joel Whitaker

Joel Whitaker is a long-time professional journalist (Tampa Bay Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Bulletin, Institutional Investor, executive newsletters) and Catholic convert. He is the RCIA coordinator for his parish.
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