Thursday, October 18, 2007

This has me in a state of shock! What are we coming to????

Middle School Gives Students Birth Control Pill

It’s a new low in the culture wars.

Yesterday the Portland, Maine School Committee approved a plan that allows the health center of King Middle School to provide birth control pills and patches to students in the sixth grade. Parental consent or knowledge is not required. In fact, it is outlawed.

Under Maine state law, once a parent has signed a waver allowing a child to be treated at a school clinic in case of sickness or injury, specific treatment is "confidential." Students (kids) decide for themselves whether to tell their parents about the services they receive.

It has also been revealed that the same middle school has been distributing condoms to students as young as eleven years old since 2002.

you can read the whole article here...