Jill Stanek has an interesting bit about a creepy pervert who was sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl (who had been doing so since she was 12), and who hid the body of her stillborn baby when she performed a self-abortion with a lead pencil.
Jill Stanek points out that Jill at Feministe blames the prolifers, for, among other things, not impressing upon the girl that she was entitled to "pleasure" and "autonomy".
Excuse me? It was getting suckered by a 31-year-old man who promised her pleasure and the illusion of autonomy that got her into this mess to begin with!
And how would a visit to a fly-by-night have improved the situation? They'd have scraped her out and returned her to her abuser.
Maybe teaching girls that there is more to life than being "hot", getting "pleasure", and demonstrating their "maturity" by spreading their legs might go further to prevent these hideous scenarios.
We need to be teaching our kids, from a very young age, that the ability to *abstain from sex* is a mark of maturity. Anybody with hormones can cave in and rut like a weasel. It takes a lot of maturity to tell your hormones to shut up while you get on with getting an education and building strong relationships based on something more substantial than what Robert A. Heinlein called "the slippery friction of mucous membranes."
Yeah, society let this girl down. But not by a *failure* to encourage her to think with her crotch.