Skip to comments.Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD
Posted on 07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, its becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blazes Matt Walsh has argued before.
But in Seattle, its even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD without their parents consent.
CNS News reports:
[Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg.
The state and federally funded contraceptive services are made possible by Take Charge, a Washington State Medicaid program which provides free birth control to adults who are uninsured, lack contraceptive coverage, have an income at or below 260 percent of the Federal Poverty Level -- or, in this case, to teens who dont want their parents to know theyre on birth control.
In an email exchange with the Washington State Health Care Authority and CNSNews.com, a Take Charge spokesperson acknowledged that underage students are eligible for a full array of covered family planning services at school-based clinics if their parents meet the programs requirements.
Take Charge added that a student who does not want their parents to know they are seeking reproductive health services is allowed to apply forTake Charge using their own income, and if they are insured under their parents plan, the insurance would not be billed.
When asked if a sixth grader could get an IUD implanted without parental consent,Take Charge told CNSNews.com: We encourage allTake Charge providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in their clinics. A young person does not need parental consent to obtain a LARC or any other contraceptive method...If the young person is not choosing abstinence, she would be able to select a LARC and have it inserted without parental consent.
Just so were clear: Chocolate and sugar? Way too unhealthy. Sex and contraceptives? Totally fine. And since Washingtons law states that every individual has the fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions, theres nothing parents can do about it.
Homeschooling is looking better and better, isnt it?
I’m way past the age when I would even have a grandchild in this school system. However, if I were not, I’m afraid there would be some gun play involved if they did this to my child without my permission.
Substituting sugar for an STD. Good leftist reasoning.
There’s no “rational” way to stop this sort of thing since Liberals are hellbent on sexualizing children. If several members of the Seattle school board were to...uh...meet their maker in colorful ways a lot of this would come to a screeching halt.
I’m just saying . . .
Home schooling ping.
At least they’re not trying to mandate the “slut shot” (HPV vaccine) like Rick Perry did.
Get YOUR children out of the government indoctrination centers - NOW!!
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