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14yrs old and can get birth control from school....

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Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 04:26PM

It’s a new low in the culture wars.

Yesterday the Portland, Maine School Committee approved a plan that allows the health center of King Middle School to provide birth control pills and patches to students in the sixth grade. Parental consent or knowledge is not required. In fact, it is outlawed. Under Maine state law, once a parent has signed a waver allowing a child to be treated at a school clinic in case of sickness or injury, specific treatment is "confidential." Students (kids) decide for themselves whether to tell their parents about the services they receive.

It has also been revealed that the same middle school has been distributing condoms to students as young as eleven years old since 2002.

It’s a new low, but based on the dismal level of rational discourse among some parents, I’m afraid we haven’t hit rock bottom.

Duped by worst-case-scenario logic, these parents have lost common sense. They have relinquished their rights and responsibilities to the state.

Richard Verrier is a parent in the Portland School district. "If my daughter were not able to talk with me about something, if she couldn't reach me for whatever reason, to keep her safe and healthy, I would want to make sure she had access to those resources from trusted adults." Mr. Verrier’s idea of a trusted adult is abnormal. In the real world, a trusted adult does not give an eleven-year-old girl a birth control pill when the little girl comes to his office saying she is about to have sex and can’t reach her daddy. In this case, a trusted adult either makes contact with the parents or calls Child Services. If he can’t reach Child Services, he calls 9-1-1.

Mr. Verrier’s idea of a trusted adult is based on socialist principles. He has blind faith in the state. We can only assume he has absolute confidence that the trusted adult in question will also make sure his eleven-year-old daughter never misses a day on the pill. He has equal confidence that the trusted adult will help his little girl make "wise" choices about which guys to sleep with. After all, in this twilight zone where it takes a village to raise a child, only the state knows the confidential fact that the little girl is having sex and taking pills.

The good news is that other parents are in shock, "I just don't know how we can even look at this and consider it," said Diane Miller, also from Maine.

The answer to her bewilderment is simple. Thanks to the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood, what still sounds absurd to her has become the norm for others.

Planned Parenthood has convinced public school bureaucrats and some parents that more contraception in schools means less teen "pregnancy" (meaning teen "births"winking
smiley, and this is all that matters. They fail to say that more contraception also means more promiscuity (What happens when a teacher gives an adolescent male a handful of colored condoms?), and that more promiscuity always translates into more abortion. They don’t bother to do this kind of math, because in their twilight zone, not all numbers (human beings) have the same value.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 05:29PM

So? Do you REALLY think that teens are not going to have sex because they can not get birth control? They already can not get birth control but they are having sex. So do you WANT them to get pregnant or VD? Or maybe you think the condoms or birth control pills will MAKE them fuck?
madmex2000 Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 05:41PM

For real man, women used to get married and have kids before they were 14 . Just cause recently we decided it was MORALY wrong don't make nature anymore less influential. We are a racist and warrior like socicity. Just well dressed humanoids ,well some of us ant way.
If you have any of these bumper stickers on your car, you might be a dumass.

Vote marriage
Jesus is my co-pilot
abortion kills
can you think of any more?
southern outlaw Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 06:02PM

"god is my co-pilot" that was always a funny bumper sticker, mostly because it was found on the car in the worst condition driven by moron with a prehensile tail and no opposable thumbs on their handsthe finger
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 06:24PM

Really kinda sucks that the parents are out of the loop on this one, but really. Teaching kids to better protect themselves is actually the only thing you can do, with the option of absenance. If you teach them ONLY abstiance and they decide to have sex anyway (85% do), then they are in a high risk of all the things that can happen as a result of sexual activity. If you teach kids to protect themselves and give them options then less bad things will occure. I had my first kid at 17. my life has been nothing but heart ache and dissapointment as a result of becoming a parent when I was a child. I was lucky to because I was sexually active at 13 years of age and had no idea how or why or what a condom was. Now you think "Where was your parents?" well my father was 17 as well when I was born and my mother became a single parent, so basicly she was at work and I was a child left alone at home with nothing better to do. Think people Think! Do you want your children to become parents when they are still children? or worse?
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 10:47PM

god is my co-pilot is funny because if you are a good xtian then god should be the pilot

another one, and I know I have mentioned it before, is the one that says 'my boss is a jewish carpenter' that one is funny because it suggests that jesus is your boss,, however jesus was not a carpenter, his earth dad joseph was...

I saw one yesterday that said 'stop mad cowboy disease'
quasi Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 10:50PM

Yes, children should be taught to protect themselves. I think the problem here is that this gives an implied consent for these kids to go ahead and have sex and undermines the parents' rights and obligation to teach there kids about these things. It also sends a message to the kids that, hey, you don't have to talk to your parents or listen to them, and if in spite of the birth control available you do have a child, no worries, it won't be your responsibility to be a parent,
the government controls your life and will take care of everything for you.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2007 11:59PM

So it's ok to undermind the parents and let the kids know that they don't have to worry about what there parents say it's what the school says (Government Controlled) that matters......

bringing society down step by step, that's the goal.

And yes, when you freely give little kids rubbers and pills you are practically telling them to have sex, and the peer pressure to the ones that aren't doing it will just get worse, I mean, gee, the school said it's ok!

What's next, free needles, so they don't share? Why not just give them drugs outright so you at least know where they're getting it from (the school), that way you know they don't put themselves around dangerous drug dealers and/or get some bad drugs, at least the school will know that they have "healthy" drugs.


How Birth Control Pills Work (for 6th Graders... 11 year olds)

At the beginning of each menstrual cycle, estrogen levels begin to rise. Estrogen helps thicken the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to prepare for a fertilized egg. Once estrogen levels peak, about 14 days into the menstrual cycle, one of the ovaries releases an egg. This monthly release of an egg is called ovulation.

After ovulation, progesterone, another reproductive hormone, begins to rise. Over the next seven days, progesterone further prepares the endometrium for a fertilized egg. Conception occurs when a fertilized egg implants itself in the uterine lining.

If conception does not occur, both estrogen and progesterone levels drop, signaling the now thickened uterine lining to slough off or shed, and menstruation begins.

Birth control pills are a synthetic form of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. They prevent ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels. Without a peak in estrogen, then, the ovary doesn't get the signal to release an egg. No egg means no possibility for fertilization and pregnancy. They also thicken cervical mucus so the sperm cannot reach the egg, and make the lining of the uterus unreceptive to the implantation of a fertilized egg.
southern outlaw Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2007 04:57AM

im sorry junior, im NOT a good christian....i find any organized religion to be shallow in meaning and deep in the want of control and power....hundreds of years ago the concept may have actually at one time been about a belief in god, now its more of a belief in money, control and fear.....

this may offend, but i find it damn funny.

Q: whats the difference between jesus and an oil painting?

A: it only takes one nail to hang an oil painting!!
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2007 09:35AM

wtf! holy shit, they're giving condoms and birth control to kids! that is fucked up
teach them abstinence! tell them to wait till marriage to have sex
it was such a shocker to hear this news yesturday... teens having sex! oh my god! who would have thought that they would act on their natural desire to have sex and not listen to xtian logic
somebody should step in and force that clinic to not hand out anything other than abstinence phamplets and/or bibles! this is outrageous!
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2007 11:26AM

What an incredibly complicated and multifaceted issue this schools policy is.

On one hand there's the rights of the parents of these kids, most especially since the kids actions are the responsibility of their parents until they reach the age of adulthood and the parents rights are basically being subjugated by the schools policies in allowing them to seek free methods of birth control. This in essence violates the parents rights to choose what their kids will have made available to them and in doing so also would seem to put responsibility for what ocurrs from the school systems actions on the school system itself, relieving the parents of all responsibility henceforth in the matter.

Then there's the statistical evidence that shows kids are reverting to a pattern from previous centuries history and are having sex at a younger and younger age than in the more recent past. With that in mind, it would seem reasonable to provide them with the best information possible about sexual physiology, pregnancy, sexual diseases and prevention of pregnancy and transmission of diseases by all the methods available to our modern society.

Then of course you have the "Abstinance, abstinance, abstinance!" crowd of fundamentalists with their heads buried firmly in the sand as they claim the real solution to this issue is just to tell the kids NOT to have sex and that this in itself should be sufficient at addressing the issue. By all accounts this group is the ones with the least amount of reality in their position from my viewpoint since everyone with a brain KNOWS preaching abstinance to hormonally riddled teens is about like trying to convince the human race that breathing oxygen is bad for them !

The common cry that seems to go out about teens being given some inherent "right" to have sex by allowing them access to education and birth control protection methods seems at best totally ludicrous and a seriously flawed logic in the grand scheme of things.

Human nature being what it is, teens would seemingly be more prone TO have sex (and more instances of unprotected sex as well) if the ideologies of human sexuality are left in the shadows and not trotted out into the light of day by teaching them about sex. So long as teen sex is considered a taboo subject there is an inherent draw for them to have sex than if all the cards are placed upon the table and they are allowed to make their own choices about it all from a more educated position.

With all the above having been said, my position is that each parent should be in control of how their children are raised, even when that option leaves many kids at the mercy of parents and their own concepts of morality, religon, etc. that I typically stand in direct opposition to since my own thoughts are that most parents either are totally unsuited to be able to teach their kids about their sexuality and inherent choices relevant to the subject or are uncomfortable in providing their kids with anything like realistic sex education to enable them to make more informed choices or, so they just avoid the subject completely ..... and that many, many of these parents concepts of reality regarding human sexuality are so flawed and filled with totally draconian and archaic concepts based on religon and other such BS as to make them totally unrealistic in todays society!

Having 2 daughters myself I took them both aside at about 12 or 13 and had a frank and honest discussion about human sexuality, disease prevention and birth control with my own focus being to arm them with the best information available and insure the ramifications of their choices after such a discussion would be made from a position of knowledge, not shadowy concepts bandied about by their peers.

I told them both that although I felt their virginity was a treasure they only posessed until they made the choice to have sex, and that I hoped they would cherish it as such and abstain from having sex until were involved with a partner they intended to share their lives with I understood completely the part raging hormones played and that their curiosity about sex would also be piqued and might tempt them to experience it with someone before such a point was reached in their lives, and that I made no moral judgement about them making such a choice to have sex, nor would I think any less of them if they were to make such a choice.

I also told them that if they were to reach a point in their lives where they intended to have sex that they do so wisely and use proper protection against both disease and pregnancy and that I would be willing to provide them with methods to do so, in regard to condoms and taking them to a doctor to get them on proper birth control.

To date, neither my 26yr old nor my 18yr old have had any sexual diseases nor unwanted pregnancies, so maybe this approach worked as I had intended it to thumbs

pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2007 08:02PM

southern outlaw Wrote:
> im sorry junior, im NOT a good christian....i find
> any organized religion to be shallow in meaning
> and deep in the want of control and
> power....hundreds of years ago the concept may
> have actually at one time been about a belief in
> god, now its more of a belief in money, control
> and fear.....

...Only sheep need a shepherd
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2007 09:21PM

Not too many sheep around these parts and ..... most of 'em here are cowering under the shroud of anonymity anyway.

Ba baaaaaa motherfuckers tongue
sticking out smiley

quasi Report This Comment
Date: October 20, 2007 10:30AM

In the Bible it says that God made man in His image. Whether that's true or not, as soon as religion got organized man began to makeover God into man's image and have done the same with Jesus. I'm a Christian in that I believe in much of what is said to have been taught by Him, but common sense has to prevail, rational thought is where salvation truly is. Churches are for the most part social clubs/circuses but hopefully they are still producing some truly good young people who understand the difference between the truth and the hype just as they did myself and others in the last generation.