I posted that the other day on Facebook because it seems like those that I know who are on govt assistance just keep producing and producing without preventing. It makes my blood boil knowing people carelessly bring children into the world who don’t give a damn about their well being or their future. How can you bring kids into the world knowing you can’t afford them? Which then led to a comment from a friend that usually these types of people don’t know that planned parenthood gives free contraception, basically free condoms.
So it got me thinking that maybe we need to maybe make it aware that there are preventable options out there. You just have to be willing to use it!
Now I’m not going off on people that have recently come on hard times and have to get public assistance (cash, food stamps) for the time being; I’m referring to the people who’ve been on it forever and have no plans to get off of it.
You may call me judgy, but I think of myself as smart.
I’ve worn condoms for 9 years with my husband because we were not ready to have kids. I don’t like pills, patches or shots because it messes with your womanly parts. I eventually wanted kids and I didn’t want any of those issues preventing me.
Guess what, we had no kids, no issues with condoms for those entire 9 years.
You may be thinking yeah lucky you, my condom broke or fell off and I instantly became pregnant. I don’t buy those stories 100% of the time. For most couples trying to conceive, the odds that a woman will become pregnant in any particular month is about 15% to 25%. So you’re going to tell me the first and only time your condom mishap happened resulted in pregnancy? It took me 5 months to get pregnant without a condom.
I know everyone’s different but I still have a hard time believing those stories, especially when it’s someone you know who used to never prevent.
So the point of this post is to use birth control and don’t act surprised or dumb-founded when you realize you’re knocked up from your recklessness.
Planned Parenthood gives free condoms, go get some.
They’ll also give you other forms which are based on your income.
No child deserves to be brought into the world where their parents can’t afford to take care of them when they can’t even take care of themselves.