Saturday, May 04, 2013

This Is The Role Of Parents, Not The State

It amazes me that the residents of California not only tolerate this, but laud it:
With just a few clicks of a mouse, kids as young as 12 can have free condoms delivered to their doors in California.

News of the program's expansion to two new counties comes as the federal government approves the "morning-after pill" without a prescription for girls as young as 15.
Why do some people want to sexualize children?

Update:  From Ann Althouse:
It seems to me that when you’re talking about girls under the age of 14, if there is an occasion to buy a morning-after pill, there is an occasion to report a serious crime.


maxutils said...

Well . . . a couple of things. A person of ANY age can buy a condom. Anyone who walks in to Planned Parenthood can get a free condom. I'm not sure where these web based condoms are coming from, but if the child has taken the initiative to go out looking for them, and FOUND them, they probably sexualized themselves. Advertising or encouraging their looking for them is different ... but by 12, they should certainly know what they are. As to the 14 or 15 year old girl getting the morning after pill? Maybe, maybe not. Obviously, she is below the age of consent in THIS state, although not in all states...but the likelihood of anyone being charged with statutory rape in the case of 2 15 year olds, or even a 17 and a 15, is small at best -- after all, the age difference is small, and BOTH parties were below the age of consent. So who do you charge? Both? Because if you do, neither has the incentive to testify. And if you don't, it's patently unfair to the one who was charged.

Ellen K said...

PlanB is a medication. Everyone reacts differently. Teenaged girls are less likely than older girls to read and follow directions. They are also more prone to believe the say so of friends and may believe if they have waited beyond the 72 hour window to take it, that simply taking more will result in a better outcome. As an adult teacher, I can't even give a kid a Tylenol, yet a kid under this rule could go every day and buy this medication. Believe me, there are some girls who will misuse the drug. Their boyfriends won't want to man up and wear a condom leaving the girls to take their own precautions. There's been absolutely no study done on the medication and young girls or on overuse of the drug. This seems like a big class action lawsuit just waiting to happen.