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School Dispenses Birth Control Without Parental Consent
Center for Reclaiming America ^ | Friday, June 24, 2005 | By A. Urti

Posted on 06/27/2005 8:18:35 PM PDT by Desert_Girl

What rights do parents have over their children? The issue has come front and center in one Northern California school district, which has begun dispensing birth control to students without the consent of parents.

The Elsie Allen High School clinic was granted the “okay” to proceed prescribing and distributing contraceptives -- at little to no cost – to students within the entire Santa Rosa City School District.

According to the California Teen Health website, children as young as fourteen, now have unlimited access to condoms, birth control patches, oral and intravenous contraceptives, and even the “morning after pill.”

Only Birth Control Needs No Consent

Interestingly enough, the Santa Rosa policy stipulates that any non-birth control related medications may only be administered upon consent of the parent, and even then, a clinician may need to be notified.

The policy was instituted in response to the astronomical pregnancy rate among girls at the Elsie Allen High School. According to CNS News, the pregnancy rate at the school is 132 per 1000.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contraceptives; health; parentalrights; teens

1 posted on 06/27/2005 8:18:36 PM PDT by Desert_Girl
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To: Desert_Girl
Just a thought:

Since most religions consider sex outside of marriage to be against the doctrines of their faith, could a lawsuit be filed on 'Church and State' grounds? By that I would argue that the school is specifically countering religious beliefs, on sex outside of marriage, to such an extent (via dispensing birth control) that they are in fact promoting action which is offensive to the Church?

I know it is weak, but people a lot smarter then I am, might be able to use this as a basis to file a lawsuit, gain adverse publicity against Santa Rosa SD, and make them back down. The only analogy I can think of would be something like free ham sandwiches to all students at lunch. Ham is offensive to some, so this would not be done.

Could this illogic be extended to this?

2 posted on 06/27/2005 8:29:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Out of the mainstream..........................and better off for it!!)
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To: Michael.SF.

Another way to go is "consent laws". I just read that the age of consent in CA is 18. That includes between adults and minors and between two minors.

The question is: Why isn't a case made that schools are helping children to break that law?

3 posted on 06/27/2005 8:48:35 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (and sick of eminent domain abuse)
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To: Desert_Girl
children as young as fourteen, now have unlimited access to (snip) the “morning after pill.”

We will teach you how to kill your babies in school today.

Oh yes, Mr. President, you bet your ass that "No Child Shall Be Left Behind" because we flush them down the toilet.

4 posted on 06/27/2005 8:49:20 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: All

That's gonna make Planned Parenthood really mad! They hate competition.

5 posted on 06/27/2005 8:52:32 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: TNdandelion; Desert_Girl; B4Ranch

6 posted on 06/27/2005 9:07:08 PM PDT by Happy2BMe ("Viva La Migra" - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Desert_Girl

What happened to "Drug Free Zone"? Doesn't it just give you a safe fuzzy feeling knowing that educational establishment is dealing in drugs?

7 posted on 06/27/2005 9:42:07 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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later pingout.

8 posted on 06/27/2005 9:45:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: taxesareforever

Oh yeah, and your teen can get suspended for giving her friend a Tylenol. Makes a lot of sense to me.

9 posted on 06/28/2005 6:16:38 AM PDT by bizeemommie
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