I'm not talking about the teenagers to whom the "birth control" is being provided. I'm talking about their parents and families. And the liberal society in which they are being raised.
Responsibility? Accountability? Those are too hard, too. Besides, it's a status symbol to be pregnant at 14. Gets you street cred...
CBS News) NEW YORK - New York City's Department of Education has begun
offering "morning after" contraceptive pills to students in a pilot program at
13 of the city's high schools.
CBS Station WCBS
that, in an effort to combat teen pregnancy, school nurse
offices have been stocked with Plan B emergency contraception.
The pills are being made available under a new school program known as
CATCH (Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health), which is aimed at
stemming teen pregnancy.
This is the first time the city's public schools have dispensed hormonal
birth control and Plan B, and it may be a first nationwide, according to the New
According to the city's data, more than 7,000 residents get pregnant by the
time they are 17 years old. More than half of those pregnancies are aborted, the
Department of Health said.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she thinks the pilot program will
help fight teen pregnancy.
"High school students are very sexually active and getting pregnant, so we
don't have that luxury to think that they are too young to be engaged in
conversations about contraception and sexual education," Quinn told WCBS.
The birth control will be available to students as young as 14 without
The Department of Education has sent notes to parents alerting them about
the new program and information on how to opt out. Just one to two percent of
parents have opted out of the program, the DOE said.
New York City schools already distribute free condoms to students.
Only 1 to 2 percent of parents have objected to this program? Children as young as 14? Without parental notification? Seriously? Over half of the pregnancies end in abortion? Do the parents know this? Do they have to give their permission?
It's obvious that the parents don't care, which makes parental notification an exercise in futility anyway.
I don't believe that you can "fix" the problem by enabling and perpetuating the problem.
"Here ya go kiddies. Have some rubbers and birth control pills. Now go ahead and get jiggy. If the inevitable happens, we'll give you
the morning after pill Plan B." What could go wrong?