I would not opt in on this one. I fully plan on getting my children bc when they think they are ready for sex, but I do not want my child to think the pill or plan b is sufficient bc. If they are going to be sexually active then I want them to know all the ways they could get STDs and not have the false sense of security that the pill can give them.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
It is not yours or anyone else decision how someone raises their child. If a child is not being abused, you can not make a person parent their child in a certain way. You can't have it both ways. You can not have separation of church and state and say that no one can teach religion in school, and then at the same time take something that is against many people's religion and force you to let them give it to your child without their consent.
I hear on debates all the time that are for Freedom of Religion, that school is for education not for forcing your views onto others. Why does that only apply to conservative views?
This is not religiously based and it helps prevent things like teenage pregnancy and in turn helps abortion rates go down (do you not think this is okay?)
They are not forcing these girls to go on BC they are offering it. If your daughter is old enough to have sex without consulting you she is old enough to decide if she wants BC. I think advising you that this could happen and allowing you to opt out is your option keeps your religious choice intact.
As I already said, If the parents are given the choice to opt out of it, then I guess that it is ok. My response was in regards to the response to someone saying that the schools should get out of what is the parents job.
I do not think someone under the age of 18 is old enough to be having sex. I understand it could happen anyway and I will talk to my children about that when I think the time is right, but I want to be the ones who talk to them.
It's a hard one. Yes it's promoting safe sex but is it also promoting sex in general? Then again, safe sex is better.
Me - Kristi, 30
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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