Thursday, October 18, 2007

Barbies or Birth Control ...

Maine School offers Birth Control...

After an outbreak of pregnancies among middle school girls, education officials in this city have decided to allow a school health center to make birth control pills available to girls as young as 11.

King Middle School will become the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available, including birth control pills and patches. Condoms have been available at King's health center since 2000. Students need parental permission to access the school's health center. But treatment is confidential under state law, which allows the students to decide whether to inform their parents about the services they receive...
I found this to be extremenly disturbing!

I do not let the school give my children even Tylenol . Parents are morally and legally responsible at that age range to make all medical decisions for their children who may not understand the implications and risk of the medication they take.

It seems that an outbreak of pregnant 11 year old girls in middle schools should prompt the school district to contact parents, child protection agencies, hold people accountable and educate about responsible age appropiate behaviour, NOT put birth control pills on the hands of children...!


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