Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm glad someones taking a stand!
It made me sick to my stomach when I read about this last month.
*not for young readers
Middle School Birth Control Policy Provokes Conservative Legal Action
By
Katherine T. Phan
Christian Post Reporter

A conservative Christian legal group said Thursday it will proceed with a lawsuit against a Maine school district over its refusal to reconsider its
birth control policy, which allows students as young as 11 to receive prescription contraceptives without parental knowledge or consent.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in
constitutional law, contends that the Portland School Committee is not only usurping parental authority but also violating a Maine law by not reporting all illegal sexual activity involving children 13 years old or younger.
“This is an issue where the rights of parents must be protected,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, in a statement Thursday.
Meanwhile, more than 40,000 Americans nationwide, including hundreds of Maine residents, have signed a petition urging school officials to change a policy they consider to be “flawed” and “dangerous,” the ACLJ reported Thursday.
Earlier this week, the group sent a letter to the Maine district committee asking officials to modify the “deeply troubling” policy or be prepared to face a lawsuit.
“The failure of health center personnel to report all instances of sexual activity involving young children endangers the safety of those children and must be corrected. Moreover, the Committee’s decision to offer prescription birth control to children as young as 11 years old tramples upon parental rights and has the effect of promoting illegal sexual activity,” the letter states.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

They'll have sex anyway, then get pregnant and either have a child at 12 or get an abortion at 12.
I'd rather a child be on BC then face being pregnant at such a young age.

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

If their parents would have raised them right I disagree, they would not be havibg sex at that age.
Parents in this day and age have failed in that area.
That is so sad that you have to resort to such a thing.