6-8 graders to get the pill?

@estherlou (5020)
United States
October 16, 2007 2:39pm CST
A middle school in Portland, Maine may be the first to approve middle school kids to get birth control and they won't have to tell the parents. Good grief! Check it out... http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=140910&ac=PHnws
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• United States
16 Oct 07
this is not only wrong it is taking the raising of c hildren out of the parents hands and placing it in the states I thought we were against communism in America?
• United States
16 Oct 07
Oh, haven't you heard? With Bush in office, we're as closer to becoming a Commie country then ever.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
11 Nov 07
dxfanatic...last I heard, Bush wasn't in charge of the middle school system.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
11 Nov 07
oops...answered this one in the wrong place...this goes a couple of answers below...sorry...
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
16 Oct 07
My gosh! What are they thinking? No child of that age needs to be even thinking of s*x. What is happenind to our world? Who is in charge? A maniac? That is the craziest thing I have heard in a while.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
"That is the craziest thing I have heard in a while"... then you probably haven't been keeping up with the Bush administration, eh? :)
@GardenGerty (100425)
• United States
17 Oct 07
That is totally insane. You cannot get a child treatment for a disease, but you can get them meds that will encourage them to be promiscuous and possibly catch diseases. You cannot put medicine on a cut, but you can let a child get an abortion.We are all crazy if we think this is right.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
I think that is a crazy thing to have a child take birth control pill just on the onset of their womanhood. Is this safe enough to the health? This should be studied further prior to promulgation or ordering to take effect so that there will be no problems or causes of the pill to the user. Parents should be informed and advised of this undertakings. Maybe this was brought up because of the many early age pregnancies happening in a liberated countries.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
17 Oct 07
That is getting a little too young!! What are they thinking. I know things go on, but it should not be the school's decision. That is wrong!!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
Hi estherlou! These kids are 11-13 years old, right? So, I don't think they should be deciding upon themselves such things like that. There should always be parental consent unless the parent really doesn't care about the welfare of her child. Take care and have a nice day.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I think it is time we started to clean up this country, starting with the schools and working our way completely through the system. This is what you get when the liberals have their way. We need to get this country back to basics with a strong set of morals and decency.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
This is completely ridiculous and a branch of an area where government should not be involved, now or ever. It is the parents' choice whether they want to give their daughter "the pill"... I just cannot see this passing at all - all you who live in Portland, Maine - speak up, protest! "/Because the people, UNITED, will get it done/" - Anti-Flag and the Donuts - "The Protest Song"
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Oct 07
I would not like it. What about the dangers of the pills doing something wrong to their bodies? Why not tell them not to do it? They are assuming that kids are going to have s*x and that there is nothing they can do:? No say no? No do not let them touch you there? No it is wrong and babies are not toys? No that it costs way too much to raise a baby for a twelve year old and that it is best left for those eighteen and older? So a kid can get on the pill without telling her parents. Yet I hear that schools are not permitted to give kids Tylenol for pain. Isn't it the parents's right to raise the kids? If the school wants to raise the parents, let the school pay for raising the kids.
• United States
17 Oct 07
I think it is absolutely terrible.. by doing this they are promoting relationships that young folks shouldn't be having at that age any way..
• United States
17 Oct 07
This is horiffying news. Our youth are already becoming sexually active at younger ages and to supply them with birth control pills without their parents consent is just like telling them the state approves of their conduct. I agree we need to do something to curb teenage pregnancy but I don't think this is the right step.