A New England school district has approved a measure that will provide free condoms to elementary school students and direct teachers not to comply with parental wishes to the contrary.
The policy, unanimously approved by the Provincetown School Committee does not include an age limit — meaning children of any age ask for — and receive — free condoms.
The committee also directed school leaders not to honor requests from any parent who might object to their child receiving condoms. In other words mommy and daddy — you don’t have a right to prevent your 7-year-old from getting a contraceptive device. [emphasis mine]
This would be outrageous enough if it stopped after the free distribution of condoms. But the idea that the school is to ignore requests from parents is even more disturbing. When parents can't opt out of an immoral, destructive, and objectionable policy, it's clear we've gone all the way down the road to the state owning the child.
Finish reading the rationale here (including the fact that some on the committee objected even to having the child talk to a school nurse before receiving condoms!):
hat tip: The Papa