Of course not, but that's exactly the message a teen who signs up for texts at teensource.org will get. This is a taxpayer financed, government "service." It appears to be run by adults who have a VERY LOW OPINION of young people and ZERO confidence they can control their sexual impulses any better than dogs in heat.
And they must not know actual teens because they apparently don't realize adolescent behavior can have negative consequences that last a lifetime.
- Permission is not required to get tested and treated for STDs if you are at least 12 years old. STD testing and treatment is confidential so your doctor can't tell your parents or guardians.
- You have the right to make your own decisions about using birth control and no one can force you to use birth control if you don't want to.
- Abortion is a legal, minor consent service in California. That means you have the right to get an abortion and you don't need permission from anyone.
Imagine a stranger telling a frightened 14 year old, "Abortion is a minor consent procedure."
In Real Life, that minor procedure can leave serious emotional and spiritual skidmarks behind. Because in Real Life "choosing abortion decides which of your children will live." Millions of grown women struggle for a lifetime to manage the consequences of their abortion decision. If it's no big deal then why lie about what it really is and what it really does?
There isn't a single concerned adult, reading this article right now, who would allow a stranger to slither up to their teenager and whisper, "Ready for the prom? Outfit? Check. Limo? Check. Hot date? Check. Condoms? No? Let me give you some for free."
Then why would you allow a digital stranger to do it?