PORTLAND, Maine - After an outbreak of pregnancies among middle school girls, education officials in this city have decided to allow allow one school's health center to make birth control pills available to girls as young as 11.Hmmmm, that is 4.25 per year.... or less than one per school.
King Middle School will become the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available, including birth control pills, patches and condoms. There are no national figures on how many middle schools provide such services. Most middle schoolers range in age from 11 to 13.
Portland's three middle schools reported 17 pregnancies during the last four years, not counting miscarriages or terminated pregnancies that weren't reported to the school nurse.
The Portland School Committee approved the plan, offered by city health officials, on a 7-2 vote Wednesday night. Whether the prescriptions would be offered this school year or next wasn't immediately clear.
So, kids can't take backpacks, brownies, toys.... but they can get BIRTH CONTROL pills, patches and shots from school hacks?!?!?
Here is an idea. How about forcing those kids to stay home with their worthless parents and force the parents to deal with the issue that they have kids. Or, better yet, take those kids from the lazy idiotic parents who can't seem to care about what is going on in their kid's lives.
Five of the 134 students who visited King's health center during the 2006-07 school year reported having sexual intercourse, said Amanda Rowe, lead nurse in Portland's school health centers.
So, is that a statistical number or a fact that those kids who did have "sex" just admitted that they did because it was something to admit to? Here is something else. Did those girls that got pregnant really have sex or where they raped? Were they raped by someone close and are keeping quiet about it? How come no news about them being arrested for sexual assault? This is rape after all!?!??!
Committee member Sarah Thompson, also the mother of a King eighth-grader, supported the policy, even though it made her "uncomfortable."
Yeah, nothing like firm confidence in your own position. This is why our kids today are so out of control. No boundaries. If they learn that sex during middle school years is OK, then they will just do it more and more. And now that they can get FREE!!!! birth control measures, there is no reason for them to stop having "sex".
"I know I've done my job as a parent," Thompson said. "(But there) may be a time when she doesn't feel comfortable coming to me... (and) not all these kids have a strong parental advocate at home.""MAY BE A TIME..."?!?!!? She is 11 years old!!!!! If she is having sex and not telling you, there is something more seriously wrong that her just not feeling comfortable talking to you about her periods. Get a grip woman!!! She just said that she is a strong advocate (whatever that means) but then sells her kids down the river by letting the school choose how, when, where, and why her kids have sex. There is no reason we should be allowing our school systems to be teaching our kids every single thing.
How about this. I will let you run the sex classes in my school if you will allow the teaching of Judeo-Christian Bible studies while prohibiting the teaching of other religions. Also, you will have to close down the ESL schools/classes. You will have to start teaching real English in English classes. No more special busing for non-American kids. Stop teaching foreign language classes before High School. Start teaching how to read and write in elementary school.
You do those things, and I just might be willing to let you also teach my son about how to freely have sex. By then, he might have a good head on his shoulders to where he can think for himself.
Oh, and you must provide a true and effective After-School Program where kids can get counselling, tutoring, homework time, and more importantly, play time.