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The policy makers are defending it by insisting that this is
a preventative measure against sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy
for students who are interested in becoming (or already are) sexually active. The
policy also makes abstinence counseling available to the tweens and teens, as
well as an opt-out option that parents can choose if they do not want their
child to have access to the contraceptives. Opponents of the plan claim children
as young as 12 should not be sexually active and that giving them a means of
birth control encourages them to experiment sexually at far too young an age.
Here at GL, we believe that making contraceptives available
to those who want them isn’t encouraging kids to have sex, it’s helping those already
interested to do so safely. Research has proven that kids are having sex
whether their parents like it or not. Shouldn’t they at least do so safely?
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BY AMANDA POOLE ON 4/16/2012 1:46:00 PM
POSTED IN sex ed, In the News
I see why parents are apposed to it too. I'd wait until marriage. I mean what happens if the contraceptive breaks? Then you could get pregnant and your bf could just leave you alone with the baby. Besides, isn't sex an emotional thing too? I don't really have a problem with thinking about it but some kids might take it the wrong way and have sex anyway. I'm in 7th grade(I'm homeschooled though)and none of my friends (who go to charter or theme schools)have had the talk yet. My mom tried to talk about it with me but I freaked out and ran to my room.
by libby22 on 4/18/2012 7:08:34 AM
Of course I think that kids in middle school should not be having sex. That being said, some of them do, and those kids should have access to contraception. It's not easy for kids to be able to go to their parents and ask for condoms. I'm not condoning young kids having sex at all, but we can't ignore the fact that some of them do. At least if they are having sex, they will be less likely to become pregnant or get an STD if they have access to contraception.
by supersingershannon on 4/17/2012 8:12:30 PM
omg noooo! most of us would never even think of having sex at our age in the first place so why are they throwing this in our face? are they trying to get us to have sex?! i mean if youre stupid enough to have sex then you can buy your own contreceptives. the school is not responsisble for their sexual activity that takes place OUT of school.
by fearless;) on 4/17/2012 5:22:30 PM
Since when is this the school's job, I mean really? 12 year olds!!!! That's a little sick.
Did you know that some people actually don't believe in "safe-sex"
So why are you giving out free condomns to their kids?
Not to mention that this IS saying to the kids, "it's okay as long as you use this" It may not be what you are trying to say, but it is what you are sayig.
Not to mention peer-pressur.
by spencer9800 on 4/17/2012 8:20:18 AM
Well considering that condoms do nothing to prevent STDs, their argument is invalid.
by fudgemonkey on 4/17/2012 7:22:08 AM
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