Birth Control in middle school

Discussion in 'Homeschooling in the News' started by KrisRV, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. KrisRV

    KrisRV New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Heard today on the Today show they were going to let girls as young as 11 take the birth control. Because a nurse talked to at least 5 girls who were have sex and taking nothing so they thought if they made it avaiable for the young girls it would stop unwanted babies.
    Any way they said with the new law where the patient have the rights they can't even tell the parent if there dd is taking the bill or came to the nurse. So, sad.
     
  2.  
  3. MonkeyMamma

    MonkeyMamma New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    So glad to homeschool! Ya know I gotta say I knew some girls as young as 12 having sex when I was a kid. They were sleeping with a lot of guys. That to me says a lot about their self esteem. They're still babies at that age.
     
  4. homeschooler06

    homeschooler06 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    I worked at a clinic (not Planned Parenthood) where 13 year olds could come in for procedures and for birth control and not have to tell the parents. I wish they just keep in out of the schools. The kids need to go the their parents or the clinics, outside of school. Schools need to stick to the education part. Maybe give brochures and numbers were to go. It's what they did in high school.
     
  5. timkelmom

    timkelmom New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry, I didn't see your post. I started a thread about this as well with a link to the story.

    This is just ridiculous.
     
  6. KrisRV

    KrisRV New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,792
    Likes Received:
    0
    two mines think a like timkelmom, thats ok...
     
  7. Spinning

    Spinning New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a "Quick Vote" on CNN's homepage asking "Should middle schools distribute birth control pills to girls as young as 11?" with a yes or no answer. I answered it, and it showed the results as 21% felt they should, and 79% said they should NOT. So, looks like the majority of people are NOT for this! (AND around 200,000 people have voted on this!)

    You don't have to register to take the poll, and it is on CNN.com front page, if you would like to do it.
     
  8. Jackie

    Jackie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    24,133
    Likes Received:
    9
    But, of course, the educrats know so much more than all us ignorant people who do the voting!!! And we, of course, need to bow down to their "superior" knowledge of what is best for our children!
     
  9. Actressdancer

    Actressdancer New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yahoo has one up, now too. When I voted yesterday, there were over 12,000 that had voted and there were 66% opposed and 5% undecided.
     
  10. my2kids

    my2kids New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am sooo flippin against that....
     
  11. Flowerchild

    Flowerchild New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    0
    What I think is most sad about this is that BC pills are not a cure all. They do not make the act of these young girls having sex fulfilling, they do not make them feel loved. They do not protect against STD's which are JUST as scary as unplanned pregnancies, if not more! They basically give these girls a false sense of security, and a silent message that it's okay for them to have sex when they should be playing hopscotch. And as far as parents having no right not know about it??? Hello!!! I suppose the schools will step right in with medical expenses, therapy, etc. etc. when these girls hit bottom? Doubtless.
     
  12. Jackie

    Jackie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    24,133
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ah, but if the girls need therapy, it's obviously the PARENTS' fault for not accepting their daughter's choice, and the poor young lady went through all this trauma trying to hide her behavior from her Puritanical parents :roll:.
     
  13. Flowerchild

    Flowerchild New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh, yeah! How could I forget? It's ridiculous!

    This brings to mind a poster I saw when I was about 16. I got a kick out of it. It said something like, "Teenagers: Are you sick of you parents telling you what to do? Tired of being treated like a kid? Want more freedom?.. Move out, get a job, pay your own bills... Hurry up, while you still know everything!"

    LOL.
     
  14. Smiling Dawn

    Smiling Dawn New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am thinking that this is just another way to get people in the system...meaning we'll give you this drug and it will cause troubles in your body at one time or so we can count on you... "ca-ching", "ca-ching", (making the sound of a cash register) investing for the future...to make more money for us...the world of the pharmacy... Soap Box of mine...I am sorry if I make no sense...If you ever read Cures They Don't Want You to Know About, you would understand. I'll stepp off that box for now...

    Another thought I have as reading this, (and I am not pointing my finger at you, I should be pointing it at my chest) is that the Church is failing. God's plan is for people to be rescued from their sin. Sin brings death. Look it the death that is being brought to these young girls. Their life as they know it will die if they become pregnant or catch a disease. Death to trust...I know part of their hearts will die... If they should become married in the future, this has put to death the innocence.... I am sorry for going on.
    I am going to post my quick reply.
     
  15. P.H.

    P.H. Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    3,012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Smiling Dawn, that was eloquent! Thanks for your "quick reply!"
     
  16. amylynn

    amylynn New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    0
    They're frantically trying to nail the barn door shut long after the horse has run away. Don't they realize they are doing it backward?

    Amy
     
  17. Smiling Dawn

    Smiling Dawn New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, Prarie Home.

    It took me a bit to type out what I was thinking, you know how that goes sometimes. And then it was comical that the Post Quick Reply is what my arrow needed to go to and for me to click the mouse on...:) Once again, I'll post the quick reply...hehehe.
     
  18. hmsclmommyto2

    hmsclmommyto2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    0
    First, I'd like to say that the schools should NOT be allowed to do this. It is not their place. People send their children to school to receive an education, not to have the school make medical choices for the child. If they want to prevent unwanted pregnancies & the spread of STDs, they should educate them on the dangers of having sex before they are physically & emotionally prepared to deal with what may happen.
    Now, this is not to say that I am completely against children of that age being on birth control. I was only 13 or 14 when I started on it & there is a possibility that my dd will start soon after her first period.
    Before anyone gets the wrong impression, let me explain. It has nothing to do with sex or pregnancy (not in this case, anyway). I have had a problem with ovarian cysts since I hit puberty. I also have a medical condition relating to that area, that causes excruciating pain (along with other problems). Birth control is the only thing that has ever helped at all. It took Drs 7 years of tests to figure out what was wrong with me. They misdiagnosed me numerous times, and sent me away with no diagnoses many other times. It's possible that my dd will inherit this condition from me. If she starts showing the symptoms, I will put her on birth control because it helps. There isn't much Drs can do for it. Most of the 'treatments' they've come up with, have small chances of working, and many have the possibilty that the procedure may need to be done more than once. The best chance of solving the problem is a hysterectomy. Since I wouldn't want her to get one that young (Drs wouldn't do it anyway), I will put her on the pill, to at least help ease the problems.
    So, I guess what I'm trying to say, is that it should be a joint decision between the parents & the child. They need to consider their reasons, options, beliefs, and of course their opions. Then, make the decision together about what age the child should be when they start birth control. The schools should have no say in the matter. They are not there to offer medical advice to their students or to supply prescrition medication. They are there to educate them. They need to focus more on that. They constantly complain that parents aren't involved in their kids' lives as much as they should be, then they go and involve themselves in an area where they have no right to be involved & should be up to the parents.
     
  19. P.H.

    P.H. Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    3,012
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just reread this thread and silently said "Amen" several times. I think I'll show the above quote to our family. We'll all get a charge out of it. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  20. dawninns

    dawninns New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmsclmommyto2 - I'm thinking much the same thing about when my daughter starts her period. For me the cramps were horrible, akin to labour pains and I really want my daughter to be able to avoid that. AND I want her to have a tool to protect herself should she choose to have sex.

    I have to disagree. Sin does not bring death. Sin brings judgement and, because of grace, it can also bring redemption. It would be a bleak picture if it were as you described but we're Christians and so we have grace and so the girl the sins and becomes pregnant (concequence or judgement) may also find herself in being a mother (redemption).

    Yeah, this has nothing to do with BC in schools...:D

    I don't know what to think of this issue. Part of me thinks schools should not be doing this but then part of me sees parents who don't parent and cede responsibility for their kids to schools and peer groups. It's nice for me to think this should be between kids and parents but I know there are parents who simply don't talk about sex and aren't availible to their kids for advice on decisions like this.
     
  21. Actressdancer

    Actressdancer New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Romans 6:23 (New International Version)

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    There very well may be redemption, but only after a large part of her life has died.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

Total: 33 (members: 0, guests: 25, robots: 8)