Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
I'm not trying to fix anything.
I'm saying the teenager (we'll call her Sally) should have some outlets to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy if her parents are unwilling to help her do it or forbid her from doing it.
I'd rather Sally be able to get birth control without her parents consent than not. By extension, I"d rather her be able to get emergency contraception, too.
We all know that saying Sally should just not have sex is a foolish and unrealistic.
Yes, that's exactly what you're trying to do. You're trying to substitute your judgment for that of Sally's parents and fix what you perceive as a problem because her parents apparently don't perceive it that way. Another way to put this is that you're trying to impose your morality on Sally's family.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will