Middle School Dispenses Birth Control

American Voices ISSUE 43•43 Oct 24, 2007

After 17 pregnancies were reported in its three middle schools in four years, the school board of Portland, ME, voted to allow the middle school health services to prescribe birth control. What do you think?

  • “This is outrageous. I think my daughter should have to get pregnant at 13 just like I did.”

    Katie Kolounakis –
    Receptionist

  • “I'm not sure birth control is the answer. Have they tried having an open, honest conversation with these kids about how they're going to hell?”

    Paul Winthrop –
    CAT Scan Technician

  • “This will only encourage students to engage in risky behavior like visiting doctors and going to school.”

    Billy Walton –
    Systems Analyst

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