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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Democrats: Free Condoms for 6th Grade Children
Big Brother says "Use a condom"
Big Government just can't stop themselves from trying to control your every action from birth to death. Now Democrat San Francisco is in the condom business.
(San Francisco Chronicle) - Public school nurses and social workers in San Francisco would be allowed to hand out condoms to individual middle school students under a proposal before the district’s school board, expanding school-based access to the contraceptive to younger teens and preteens.
High school students can already get free condoms in city schools. The new proposal would also take away their parents’ ability to opt out of the program.
Giving middle school staff the ability to hand out condoms is critical, district officials said Monday, given that at least 5 percent of students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades have had sexual intercourse, according to student surveys conducted by the district. More than a quarter of high school students report having had sex.
The proposal by Superintendent Richard Carranza would authorize condom distribution “in conjunction with a session with a school nurse or social worker to identify risk factors and provide referrals or resources as necessary.”
The one-on-one session would also include “information about condom use, risks and effectiveness.” Students would be advised that abstinence is “the only 100 percent effective method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections,” according to the proposed policy.
Critics of such programs worry that providing condoms could encourage sexual activity, but district officials said that is not the case.
Student participation would be voluntary. High school and middle school parents would be advised of the existence of the program, but would not be able to exclude their child from it. Currently, parents have the opt-out option in high schools.
The proposal notes that there are no laws limiting the distribution of condoms to minors.