A little bit of my dinner just came up. What are we to make of this?
A middle school in Portland, Maine is considering a proposal to provide birth control pills and patches to students as young as 11 years old…The contraceptives could be dispensed without the knowledge of parents…
I know little girls grow up so fast, but they don’t grow up this fast. All the 11-year-old girls I know still need help getting knots out of their shoelaces. They have bedtimes and, in reference to their age, they still say things like, “I’m eleven and a half.”
We do certainly sit down and speak with them about why [being sexually active] is not a good choice,” said Amanda Rowe, the school’s nurse coordinator. “But there are some who persist… and they need to be protected.”
I agree. These girls do need to be protected. And I don’t mean birth control pills.