Monday, October 29, 2007

Middle-School Birth Control Plan Suggests Crimes, Group Says
By Matt Purple Corresponden
tOctober 29, 2007

( - A local Christian group in Portland, Maine, is claiming that a controversial decision to distribute birth control pills to students as young as 11 at a local middle school points to possible criminal activity.

On October 17, the Portland School Committee voted 7-2 to begin distributing prescription birth control pills and patches to students in grades 6/super /nosupersub through 8 at King Middle School.

Parents must give permission for their children to receive health services from the school clinic but will not be notified if their child requests and receives prescription birth control services there. Students in grades 6 through 8 are generally 11 to 13 years old.
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