The subject in one word is "Dating." I would like to begin today, by reading part of the transcript of a speech given at Hillsdale College, on March 6, 2006, by Rebecca Hagelin, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Heritage Foundation, and author of, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That's Gone Stark Raving Mad: It used to be that the home was the nurturing oasis providing relief from outside dangers.
These marketers are teaching our young girls that their lives are all about their sexual power and our young boys that life is all about who can be more crudely funny or irresponsible.
The reason I mention that, for those of you who did not know, is that the subject which I have to talk to you about today is one that I have been thinking about for many years.
I have been back and forth, so to speak, on how to approach the subject.
One out of three teenage girls will become pregnant at least one time before she is 19 years old, giving the U. the highest teen pregnancy rate of any industrialized western nation.
Twenty-five percent [one in four] of sexually active teenagers will contract a sexually transmitted disease that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.