At Feministing, Jessica Valenti is calling abstinence educator Pam Stenzel a liar because in a video posted on YouTube, Stenzel says she’s counseled young women who are depressed, suicidal and/or have eating disorders after having abortions.
Jessica’s evidence that Pam Stenzel has never counseled women suffering from these various ailments after having abortions? .......
Jessica also claims Stenzel is lying when she “tells kids that birth control could kill them.” I don’t think Jessica understands the point Stenzel is trying to get at regards to birth control pills. At about the 5:20 mark of the video, Stenzel talks about how girls on hormonal birth control (be it pills or shots) are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases than girls who aren’t on birth control. Stenzel is saying that birth control pills or shots protect girls from getting pregnant but don’t protect them from getting STDs, which (the STDs, not the birth control pills) could make someone sterile or dead.
Unfortunately, when you're focused on trying to attack someone before you hear what they say, you often miss the point of what they're trying to say.