Well, yeah, it was my point when I was talking about how I'd prefer to keep my daughter off the pill.
And any child getting a prescription from a doc for the pill needs a parental consent from what I understand. I know when I was put on it at 11, mom had to specifically sign a release form.
Well...excuse me all to hell your royal heinousness......If it's not a matter of you pushing your responsibilities off on the school, then why?... hang on...didn't I already ask why? Oh..yes I did...thought there was an echo in here.
I don't see why Sex Education should be a parental responsibility, most parents are quite inept at teaching such a thing anyways.
Obviously a parent should instill morals in a child, sex ed isn't really about morals though. SexEd was more biology then anything when I took it. Do you have a collection of STD pictures to show your kids when you want to do your teaching, Gerry?
hmmm... have you ever sat your kids down to ask where you missed something? While many parents are very good, and very rigorous about teaching the issue, something usually gets missed. Sure, the kids usually pick up on it before it's an issue, but, there's still usually always something. Go buy any book on sex such as 'the joy of sex' or 'good vibrations', and you'll probably find a few topics you didn't cover very well, or missed out on all together. Dental dams springs to mind as one few parents cover, but schools are starting to bring up.
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The Portland School Committee voted 5-2 for the measure.
Chairman John Coynie voted against it, saying he felt providing the birth control was a parental responsibility. The other no vote came from Ben Meiklejohn, who said the consent form does not clearly define the services being offered.
Opponents cited religious and health objections.
Diane Miller, who said she has worked as a school nurse in another district for eight years, called the proposal "tragic" and asked "What would God have us do?"
Miller said the plan gives children an adult responsibility they are not ready for, and puts them at risk from sexually transmitted disease and emotional problems.
"I just don't know how we can even look at this and consider it," she said.
Peter Doyle, a former middle school teacher, said the proposal violates the rights of parents, potentially ignoring their special knowledge of their children's health, and puts young girls at risk of cancer from too early use of hormone-based contraceptives.
My biggest issue is that it seems like the parents are cut out of the loop because of confidentiality laws.
I say hell, if we're not gonna have a say in whether they have babies or not, might as well let them buy cars, houses, go to Vegas and pay for hookers, and might as well let them vote too.
Because lord knows, they already know everything, at least in their minds.
The proponents of this mean well I think, but they have a serious case of cranial-rectal inversion going on.
Many parents - a surpringly large number have abdicated their parental responsibilities letting schools take over what I believe to be part of the family upbringing - at least instilling family values (I hate using that expression but families do have different values whether the schools acknowledge it or not)....
The only thing a family can do is pre-empt the schools' rush to educate their children by making certain their children learn as much from the parent(s) as they wish them to know.
There is also the issue of STD shots being given the younger kids too but that is a bit off topic...
Parents have given up their parental duties and rights - they are going to sit back and watch strangers take over for them.... breakfast, lunch, and now birth control?
I think I've found my butt planted firmly on a fence.