As unbelievable as this sounds, it is true. If you a high school student in New York City you will be given nothing to help you with a headache, but you can be given the morning after pill. Your daughter can also get an injection of birth control that will last for three months. New York City also does hand out free condoms as well.
Birth control pills can cause hypertension and stroke. Are these girls being given a full exam before these are administered? Are they being monitored by an actual doctor?
About 28 percent of city students entering ninth grade have already had sex, and more than half are sexually active before completing high school, according to city data.
My heart just breaks for these girls. I remember when I was that age I knew only girl who was sexually active and nearly everyone had a name for her. I was 13 when I started high school. It is heartbreaking to me that girls that young are already engaging in an activity that they do not have the maturity to understand. They are looking for love in all the wrong places.
One teacher says:
Teacher Rosa Chavez applauded CATCH, saying she had two pregnant students last year. Getting knocked up, she said, “is not cool and not accepted among peers.”
But Chavez worries that giving girls Plan B emergency contraception might encourage careless sex.
Gee, ya think? Of course it gives girls the idea that they don't have to be responsible for their actions, someone else will help them take care of it later.
“We can’t give out a Tylenol without a doctor’ s order,” said a school staffer. “Why should we give out hormonal preparations with far more serious possible side effects, such as blood clots and hypertension?”
Here we are America, the public school system has decided that they can give your children hormones without your consent. While they do offer an opt-out plan:
But sophomore Annette Palacios, 15, outside the school with her mom, said parents should give consent in case their children are “allergic” to the drugs.
“Girls shouldn’t be sexually active at that age,” she added.
Her mom, Pania, complained that she got no opt-out letter — and does not want Annette to secretly get Plan B or birth-control pills from the nurse.
You want your food cooked with salt? Nope. You want to eat something that contains trans fats? Nope. You want a Big Gulp? Forgetaboutit. Birth control and Plan B pills without parental consent? Perfectly acceptable.
It is a brave new world, America.