[quote=Pro-Life_Teen]“Condom’s stop STD’s. Yeah, they prevent life, but if the mother and the kid both get an STD, that’s two deaths.”
Argh, what am I to say?! I can’t think on an answer on the spot, and I choke.
“They do stop STD’s, but not even most of them.” I pointed out, biting my lip as my mind thought frantically.
“But they stop some of them, Victoria.” she replied, looking to me and wishing my reply.
“Um–” I tried to think of an answer quickly, but nothing came to mind…
It’s just another variation of Ends and Means. Not having sex also prevents STDs and pregnancy. This is also a variation on the thread you posted some time ago-- the “if you’re going to do it anyway shouldn’t we teach people to be safe” thread. The answer was no, because it is always intrinsically evil to use contraception. I think my analogy was if a person was determined to steal one could not give them a mask so they could steal more effectively and reduce the chance of getting caught. The root of the issue is that fornication and contraception are both wrong and can never be used to achieve a good end.
On the practical level… condoms, like all methods, have a failure rate for both STDs and pregnancy. Condoms are only 85% effective at preventing pregnancy, and they do not **prevent ** STDs they only slow (not eliminate) the spread of STDs.
So, condoms are really like taking a gun and putting 2 bullets in the chamber. Would you pull the trigger? 85% of the time you’ll be OK but the what about other 15%?
Some people who use condoms get pregnant. Some people who use condoms get STDs. Therefore, some people who use condoms will get both pregnant and an STD. So, if she really wants to assert that using condoms will prevent some STDs, ask her what she’s going to say to the ones who were convinced by her argument they would be safe and yet have both a pregnancy and an STD. Would she like to be personally responsible for those people? I suspect not, therefore her answer to STDs should be abstinence, not roulette.
Oh, wait, even better… I just read your post where she is in favor of condoms b/c she doesn’t want her future spouse to contract an STD… well, what if HE is in the 15%? He followed her guidelines and she would still wind up with a spouse with an STD. Sounds like she has faulty guidelines. I would say God’s guidelines of abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage work much better-- with a 100% effectiveness rate!