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Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by UFO1414
OK, this is wrong on all sorts of levels. I would think that this would be illegal without getting parental authorization. Hell, when I was in high school, administration wouldn't give me an aspirin if I asked for it.
"This is over and above national guidance and meeting all legal requirements."
This is in the UK, what country are you from?
"The last thing they should be doing is fuelling the flames of promiscuity and the sexual health crisis with schemes that treat parents, the law and basic moral principles with contempt."
One mother, whose 13-year-old daughter was given the implant, has called the scheme "morally wrong".
Well that's nice, I guess your daughter is morally wrong then? But she would have been without the implant so...
If this isn't reducing teen pregnancy, then you might be able to say it isn't needed. However, whatever "efforts" parents were making to keep their kids from getting down with each other, it just wasn't working - because pregnancy rates went down.
Using the logic from your last sentence, I guess the schools should be able to do gastric bypasses on obese students because the parents are unable to keep them fit.
Originally posted by DelMar
reply to post by boncho
I do agree with you about it being a problem of failure to have the parents consent, that's for sure. But I can also see people being upset about the "morality of giving kids contraceptives". Perhaps that's why the parents weren't informed properly so their morals wouldn't get in the way of what the health "professionals" wanted.