Teen pregnancy. It’s an issue that’s always in the forefront of people’s minds. Some people view it as a sin others view it as a tragic consequence of not-so-thought-out actions. Either way, I think we can all agree that teen pregnancy is not something we want to see. So the question becomes how do we combat it? I stumbled across this article about a New York school district that is giving out the “morning after” pill to their female students.
As you can imagine, everyone is freaking out about this. So my question is, like everyone else (I’m super original), does the school have the authority to distribute something like this?
I’m not entirely sure I have a super strong opinion either way. Personally, I think any kind of birth control is a great thing. People (particularly teens) are going to have sex. There’s really not much you can do to stop people. So I can see where the school is coming from. If you can’t beat them, join them (or in this case just make sure they aren’t gonna be popping out babies).
But this is where it gets tricky….does the school have this sort of authority? Is the school encouraging underage sex? And if this isn’t the answer then how do we combat teen pregnancy?
I’d love to hear people’s opinions on this controversial topic. Do you agree with New York and think that distributing morning after pills to 14 year olds will keep young girls from becoming mothers? (And thus ending the MTV phenomenon known as ’16 and Pregnant’?) Or are you on the other end of the spectrum and think premarital sex is evil and should not be spoken about? Either way, let’s talk about it.
Comments much appreciated,