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New York City hands out morning-after pills at 50 high schools

Catholic World News - September 27, 2012

Fifty public high schools in New York City are now distributing morning-after pills to students. The school system has already been dispensing birth control pills and condoms.

The morning-after pill offers “relief or solace to a young woman or man who has made a mistake but doesn't want to have to live with that mistake for the rest of their lives," said Dr. Cora Breuner, a member of an American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on teen health.

“I do think it's a good idea," added Felicia Regina, Parent Association president at a Staten Island high school. “The children nowadays are not going to abstain from sexual intercourse. How many unwed mothers do we need?”

“They can't even give our kids aspirin or Motrin without informed consent. This is a chemical hormonal drug cocktail,” countered Mona Davids, president of the volunteer New York City Parents Union and a critic of the program.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Sep. 27, 2012 10:45 PM ET USA

    A 2010 study by the medical journal "Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine" (AMA)reported that abstinence only education had a significant and long term effect in reducing teen sexual activity, saying "the abstinence only intervention reduced sexual initiation." Alternative types of sex ed programs, "safe sex" and "comprehensive sex ed" failed to show any effect on teen sexual behavior. It is a fallacy to say that "children nowadays are not going to abstain from sexual intercourse."

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Sep. 27, 2012 2:27 PM ET USA

    We'll see, unfortunately, how good an idea this is when young women become gravely ill and die from this demon brew.

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