In Portland, Maine this week, a school board OK'd offering birth control pills and patches to middle school students, whithout parental notification. What do you think about this move?
I do not believe that middle school students are mature enough to be making the decision to have sex, let alone have our schools "condoning" the behavior by offering birth control without parental consent. They can teach our children the information but also the responsibilities that go with the acts.
I think the parents have the right to know that their child is on birth control. The school board has no right to determine whether or not a child should be on birth control. It is up to the parents at what age their child starts birth control.
I don't think we should be providing birth control to middle school students. We should educate students but we should not be offering them birth control, especially without consent from their parents.
I don't think that it is the place of the school board to give out birth control without parental consent.
It's wrong, this country is too liberal, there are few morals left.