Letters: Jan. 12, 1987

MIXED MESSAGES

In the item "Birth Control, Self-Control" (NATION, Dec. 22), you reported that the National Academy of Sciences endorsed making contraceptives and abortion available to teenagers through the schools. The academy went on to say teens are not likely to heed advice to remain celibate. It is no wonder, when impressionable youngsters are exposed to advertising that sends not so subtle sexual messages. Before we turn the home economics room into an abortion clinic, I suggest that the media consider the long-range implications of the sexually saturated material that is bombarding teenagers daily.

Gale F. Guyer, Principal...

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