Skip to comments.School Board Approves Birth Control Prescriptions at Maine Middle School
Posted on 10/17/2007 10:44:16 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
PORTLAND, Maine Pupils at a city middle school will be able to get birth control pills and patches at their student health center after the local school board approved the proposal Wednesday evening.
The plan, offered by city health officials, makes King Middle School the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available to students in grades 6 through 8, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
There are no national figures on how many middle schools, where most students range in age from 11 to 13, provide such services.
"It's very rare that middle schools do this," said Divya Mohan, a spokeswoman for the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care.
The Portland School Committee voted 5-2 for the measure.
Chairman John Coynie voted against it, saying he felt providing the birth control was a parental responsibility. The other no vote came from Ben Meiklejohn, who said the consent form does not clearly define the services being offered.
Opponents cited religious and health objections.
Diane Miller said she felt the plan was against religion and against God. Another opponent, Peter Allen, said he felt it violated the rights of parents and puts students at risk of cancer because of hormones in the pill.
A supporter, Richard Verrier, said it's not enough to depend on parents to protect their children because there may be students who can't discuss things with their parents.
Condoms have been available since 2002 to King students who have parental permission to be treated at its student health center.
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Are they going to offer vasectomies to middle school age boys? If not, I call foul.
Must stop thinking things can’t get any worse.....must stop thinking things can’t get any worse....cannot handle continuing disappointment and shock....must stop thinking things can’t get any worse.....
“Must stop thinking things cant get any worse.....must stop thinking things cant get any worse....cannot handle continuing disappointment and shock....must stop thinking things cant get any worse.....”
Not to mention that these drugs aren't safe to take too many years - which means by the time they reach their mid 20's on, they could be in more danger - just when they would ordinarily be married and wanting to control their family size and/or number of children.
Insanity on all levels.
Where are the parents????
They settle for this?
When I was this age I was still playing with Barbies and begging my Mom to buy me Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers.
Settle for it????
THEY WANT IT.
Sorry, I should clarify my last:
A parent that doesn’t RIP their student out of that school lends their tacit approval to the policy.
Charles Walton of the Lewiston, Maine Police Department. According to him, as long as there isnt more than 3 years difference between the two of you, and your boyfriend isnt in any position of authority over you, for example: your coach, baby-sitter, teacher etc., there is nothing that your parents can do. Once you turn 16, as long as the person isnt five years older than you, then no one can press charges.
I can understand that children are having sex earlier & earlier but I don't understand why they would give the pill out. The pill is not going to protect you from catching aids & stds. Plus if you smoke it can be dangerous. How is it legal for the school to give a child a form of birth control? This is becoming insane. If they start this bs here I am certainly going to raise he!!. I would think they would want to tell children NOT to have sex, not give them the tools to have sex.
Between this, the Gardasil vaccine and the new pill which eliminates periods all together the coming years will be a healthcare disaster, all planned I’m afraid.
How parents can so easily turn their children’s welfare over to the state. Doesn’t this bring back memories of Germany? But then again, that is history and that is something that doesn’t get taught in schools anymore.
There's the bottom line for Universal Health Care too. It will solve medical litigation because you can't sue city hall or Uncle Sam. It will free doctors and hospitals up to maim and kill at will.
Just another step for the state controlling
These children could’nt take an aspirin without
consent but the state will allow your 11yr old
daughter to be encouraged into intercourse
with that mature 12 yr old boy.
The parents who allowed this are slobs.
The board must that encourages this be composed of budding child molesters.
Let me tell you something. If the school finds out about your daughter having sexual relations, they will not tell you. How’s that for audacity?
Being a male stoat I had to look this up LOL
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