Chalk up another victory by the relativists in Portland, Maine.
It appears that high school students are not young enough to give condoms and other forms of birth control.
In the wisdom of the Portland School Committee, the King Middle School will become the first middle school in Maine to offer the full range of birth control. Oh, many middle schoolers are as young as 11 years old and no older than 13!
According to the Associated Press story http://yahoo.com, because five out of 134 students who visited the King's school health center admitted to having sex, this seemed to get the school committee involved.
Here is a choice quote from one Ricahrd Veilleux:
This isn't encouraging kids to have sex. This is about the kids who are engaging in sexual activity.
Get it? Because five students admit to having sex, the school is now obliged to offer all the range of birth control. Not just condoms, but patches, birth control pills, anything in the birth control field.
But what the article did not really talk about is that these sexually active students do NOT have to ask for parents permission.
It is sad enough that kids as young as 11 years old maybe engaging in sex, but the fact that they can go to their school and ask for birth control without parental notification is another sign of the state interfering in the role of parents and usurping their proper authority.
I know, there are some, and a minority to be sure, of parents that would freak out over the fact their child is engaging in sex at such an age and become potentially abusive, but the majority should want to know and steer their children in the right direction.
This stupidity means that the State knows best. That they can be "neutral" and offer birth control to 11 year olds.
There is no neutrality in this. The King school will be in an area that they have no business to be in.
Children at this age should be thoroughly discouraged from sexual activity, period. And that is the role of the parent.
When there is no parental guidance, then the school has a moral responsibility to notify a parent when their child, remember as young as 11 years old, come for birth control. How about the school nurse saying no, that you should not be engaging in sex at that age, period?
Americans are tired of the state interfering in clearly parental issues. Parents involved in their children's life should not be "neutral" on there sexual activity. It does not help when a school usurps that role.
And those of us who see this as a tragedy wonder how much further in depravity will we go before we rise up and say "No more! It is enough!" and take back our children.