Friday, October 19, 2007

Common Sense is Gone

Yesterday a Portland, ME school committee voted 7-2 in favor of allowing the city-run medical clinic in King Middle School to give middle school students birth control pills without parental consent. When I was in school, my parents had to give permission for the school nurse to give me Tylenol for a headache. This is ridiculous!

Girls' as young as 11 will be able to receive birth control pills. Parents have to give consent for students to go to the clinic (which if I were them I wouldn't), but when they do they can get birth control pills (as well as condoms and other birth control items) without the parents' knowledge. The school has no place in this discussion. This is a family matter. Schools need to educate... period! By that I mean - reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

This is simply outrageous!

(Source: Fox News)

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Recovering said...

viva private schools!

Shane Vander Hart said...

Amen, Amen - home education too!