American parents have been worried for years that their children are being over exposed to sexual messages in schools. As if it wasn’t disturbing enough that kids are being taught highly inappropriate behaviors for their ages, a new trend in the Seattle area has parents outraged.
Most parents want to teach their own children, in their own way, about what their family deems socially and morally acceptable for their child. What is good for Suzy Jones may not be what Jenny Smith’s family wants her doing. Schools are dismissing parental input at this point, and it is not pretty.
According to Western Journalism, recent reports reveal how far the trend has gone in more than a dozen Seattle-area middle and high schools. Intrauterine devices, implanted contraceptives criticized by some for their potential health risks to women and possible abortifacient properties, are reportedly being placed inside girls as early as their sixth grade year – without parental notification.
CNS News contacted a representative of Take Charge, a Medicaid program serving Washington state, to learn more about the controversial program. The spokesperson confirmed that “a student who does not want their parents to know they are seeking reproductive health services is allowed to apply for Take Charge using their own income, and if they are insured under their parents’ plan, the insurance would not be billed.”
I am a grown woman and done having kids. It was a hard decision for me to decide on an IUD, but since I am unable to take other forms of birth control, I opted for one. The procedure was painful, no matter what the manufacturer says, and not easy.
I cannot imagine someone in 6th grade making this decision for herself.
We are talking about 11-12-and maybe 13 year old girls here. Some of them I doubt have even started menstruating, but hey, let’s give these girls birth control that lasts for 5-7 years. This is sickening and idiotic.
Myself? I would go through the roof if ANYONE thought they were going to pressure my daughters into a quasi-permanent for of birth control – and I hope that these parents will, too.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
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