Steven Ertelt and Rebecca Downs write:
Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.
The high school, Chief Sealth International, a public school, began offering the devices in 2010, made possible by a Medicaid program known as Take Charge and a non-profit, Neighborcare. Students can receive the device or other method free of cost and without their parent’s insurance. And while it’s lauded that the contraception is confidential, how can it be beneficial for a parent-child relationship when the parents don’t even know the devices or medication their daughter is using?
Read more on LifeNews.
Confidential health care provided by schools has always been a hot-button issue (this blogger happens to support it), and it’s not surprising an anti-abortion site would try to call attention to this issue, but it does provide food for thought for parents.