11 year olds eligible for birth control

according to King Middle School in Portland, ME, that is…

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.

the basic parental consent form that all parents sign will be enough approval the school will need to distribute the birth control causing one of the 2 no votes on the 9 member school board…

The other "no" vote Wednesday night came from Ben Meiklejohn, who said a parental consent form, which allows students to receive any kind of treatment at the school health center, does not clearly define the services being offered.


Maine school to offer contraceptives

how young is too young?
shouldn't this be the responsibility of the parents in the home and not the school?
it seems to be just another aspect of raising children that some parents are willing to concede to the government and therefore relinquishing them of their responsibility for their child's actions…