school nurses to dispense this drug and birth control to their children without notifying them. Only one to two percent of parents at the schools have opted out.
Houston, we have a problem. This can’t be right. The New York City Department of Health statistics show that 7,000 girls under the age of 17 got pregnant last year (just in NYC) and 64% of those pregnancies
ended in abortion. And 70% of those that got pregnant dropped out of school. Now I realize that NYC is a little different from Monticello Iowa but come on, why aren’t these parents parenting? It shouldn’t be the schools responsibility to provide birth control or abortion pills.
With this said I bet we live to see the day when sending in a doctor form listing your child’s immunizations must also include proof that the child is on birth control. I know shit happens and kids get pregnant but 7,000 in NYC alone? That’s horrific.
I was even more appalled when I read the news story about the 100 pound fourteen-year-old girl in Florida that managed to hide a full-term pregnancy from her parents by wearing baggy clothes all summer. When she went into labor on the toilet she stuffed a towel in her mouth and turned on the water to prevent anyone from hearing her screams and proceeded to cut the baby out with a scissors.
The baby boy weighed nine and a half pounds and was healthy. She then felt for a pulse and when she felt one she strangled it with the umbilical cord still attached, and then took a shower with the dead body to clean it up. She then placed the body in a plastic storage container and hid it under dirty clothes in her room which her mother found three days
later due to the odor. The teen claims she did this because she didn’t want her relationship to change with her parents. She has been charged with first degree murder and it is still unknown if she will be charged as an adult. Do you think this changed her relationship with her parents?
So I now I have to take a step back. If the morning after pill was available to this child this wouldn’t have happened. If birth control was an option at her school this wouldn’t have happened assuming her parents didn’t opt out of the program. Do they still teach sex education in the schools? Maybe they need to step it up a bit or maybe they need to consider girls only schools if the parents aren’t going to be held accountable – but wait that would be sexiest and an infringement of their rights. They have the “right” to the Morning After pill to make all the bad decisions good again so I guess the problem is solved. Way to go NYC, thank you for solving that problem.
What’s a world to do?