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In Loco Parentis, Part Two…

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.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “In Loco Parentis, Part Two…

  1. But heaven forbid they have a Big Gulp! Why, why, that’s dangerous to their health!

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | September 26, 2012, 8:13 am
  2. Soooo… They can get a morning after pill, but can’t use an Asthma attack… Good… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | September 26, 2012, 11:02 pm

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