Free North Carolina reports on the NYC Department of Education dispensing morning-after and other birth control drugs to students at 13 high schools.
From the New York Post article…
School nurse offices stocked with the contraceptives can dispense “Plan B” emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls without telling their parents — unless parents opt out after getting a school informational letter about the new program.
CATCH — Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health — is part of a citywide attack against the epidemic of teen pregnancy, which spurs many girls — most of them poor — to drop out of school.
Regardless my personal feelings regarding family planning, abortion, birth control and related matters (which are not germane here), my concern is the State taking this initiative in such a fashion.
I was a parent once. I wouldn’t want my daughter being given such serious medication without the purvue of our family physician and me and my wife’s approval. A school informational letter hardly would suffice. Not all poor teens are sexually active and irresponsible. Or incest victims. But the State assumes the worst, and takes the decision making away from the parents.
Yet another example of progressive policies attacking the family unit.