School District Halts Condom Giveaway to 6th Graders After Community Protests

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The Oregon legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 18 years old, yet, they give away a condom to a 6th grader?

Great report from Howard Portnoy we wanted to share about a community that has had enough.

Olympic-Condoms-300x194Anyone who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under the applicable Age of Consent is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction in which they are prosecuted.

It takes a village … to stop a school district from loonily handing out condoms to 11-year-olds. From the Statesman Journal via EAG News):

The Gervais [Oregon] School District’s board of directors agreed to hit the brakes on implementing its condom distribution plan, saying while it’s urgent to address teen pregnancy, more research needs to be done.
The school board in May voted to make condoms available to students in sixth through 12th grade through trained teachers who would first have a discussion with the student.
The original plan was to hash out the details this summer and implement the policy in the fall, but the administration asked during Wednesday’s meeting for more time.
“We would be the only district in Oregon if we proceeded to implement this as it is laid out in September,” Gervais’ new superintendent Matt Henry said.
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Gervais High School principal Mike Solem told the board that he did not feel ready and comfortable to start giving condoms to students at the beginning of the next school year.
He said when news first broke of the school board’s decision, students were “beating down teachers’ doors” asking for condoms. Solem said he wanted a more detailed plan. [Emphasis added]
That was not the only reaction to the news breaking.

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