Wednesday, October 3, 2012

NYC Public Schools Now Giving Away Morning-After Pills To 14-Year Old Girls, Without Parental Consent

New York City Schools Giving Morning After Pills To Girls

In addition to distributing free condoms to students, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is now making the morning-after-pill available to girls at more than 10 different public high schools in the city. The pills are available to girls as young as 14, and they do not need parental consent.

A city council representative says she supports the program because high school students are sexually active and getting pregnant. According to city statistics, about 7,000 girls are pregnant by the time they reach the age of 17, and more than half end up getting abortions.

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