Schools as Subversive

The Morning After Pill

The Morning After Pill (Photo credit: VixyView)

The CATCH program in New York City is distributing the morning after pill to teens as young as 14. School nurses do not have to get permission from parents. This is an opt-out program where parents can sign a document so their children cannot get the pills. 1-2% of the those forms have been returned. The stated purpose of the program is to bring down the teen pregnancy rate: currently at around 7,000 per year in NYC schools.

 

I know of a sure-fire method to bring down the teen pregnancy rate: abstain from sex. As a side benefit, this method protects against STDs as well. It sounds like a winner to me. But… somehow this method is not an option for the New York Department of Education.

 

Is this the work in which we in the public schools want to be involved? One spokesperson said that if they needed parental permission to distribute the birth control/abortifacient medications, it would defeat the purpose of program. “You have to step into the real world not kind of what seems right. And the truth is, if parents had to be asked before Plan B was given to a girl In many, many, probably the most of those instances the girl is going to say, ‘Don’t call my parents.'”

 

Translation: government schools are willing to subvert parental rights and support young people in taking part in activities, in this case, sexual activities, that are not acceptable to their parents. Are we as teachers willing to be a part of that? I’m not.

 

You can listen to a news feature including the quote from above, here: The World and Everything In It | WORLD

 

NYC Schools dispensing morning after pill to girls

 

Tax payer funded drugs without a prescription

 

New York Post article

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Schools as Subversive

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    What I don’t understand with all this is what’s wrong with preventing pregnancy instead of aborting it? Kids are going to have sex and the age that they are is progressively getting lower thanks in great part to advertising agencies tying everything to sex. There’s got to be a better way about all this. I agree with you that abstinence is the absolutely best way, but it’s not going to happen.

  2. I’m also Pro-Life. The morning after pill is an abortifacient drug.
    Have you read Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker? An excellent and sobering book. She explains and gives a landslide of evidence for the damage that happens to young women due to early sex and sex with multiple partners. What we need is a Third Great Awakening with a return to morality and a renewal of parental responsibility.

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