Letters to the Editor

Teen pregnancy

The June 5 letter Prevent teens from getting pregnant inaccurately suggests that all forms of birth control prevent pregnancy.

Granted, certain methods can prevent pregnancy, but other types cause abortion, depending on when they are administered. If taken after conception, they function as an abortifacient. When taken before conception, they act as a contraceptive.

These drugs include the morning-after pill, or Plan B, and Norplant.

You do not prevent teen pregnancy by killing unborn girls and boys. Abstinence, contraception and honoring God’s commandments prevent teen pregnancy and abortion.

Francis Mahoney,

Fort Lauderdale

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