From Life Site:
NYC mayor candidate: Middle schools should give 11-year-olds morning after pill
BY BEN JOHNSON
NEW YORK CITY, August 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christine Quinn, a Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, [I’m looking at that name and indulging in some profiling…. “catholic”? ] has said she would be open to having middle schools distribute the morning after pill to girls as young as 11 without parental notification.
Quinn made the announcement on Tuesday while receiving the endorsement of Planned Parenthood. [That’s right, let’s keep big-business-abortion happy!]
The city council speaker admitted the idea “can make some people uncomfortable” [and it can probably make some children raped and pregnant as well, but… hey!… when the habit of contraception fails, there’s always Planned Parenthood!] according to the New York Post, but providing abortifacients to preteens in public schools is “a really important option we need to make accessible.”
“If the data shows us that that is what would be most helpful, that is what we’ll do,” she said. [for big-business-abortion?]
Thanks to a ruling from New York Judge Edward Korman, Plan B is available to all girls of reproductive age without a prescription. However, Quinn would have taxpayers foot the bill. [I think she should at least offer to pay for it herself, if she believes in it so strongly. Wait… why can’t big-business-abortion pay for it?]
Under state law, schools do not need to obtain parental consent to dispense the drugs.
Contraception is already available in a number of high school “health centers,” located mostly in poor and minority neighborhoods.
New York City schools distributed 12,721 doses of the morning after pill to students last year, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The schools administered another 2,117 shots of the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera. Students also received hormone injections, or were implanted with the Nuva Ring or IUDs, in addition to receiving 10,462 packets of birth control. [What could possibly go wrong?]
The 40 school “health centers” have now increased to more than 50.
Quinn and two of her Democratic challengers, Controller John Liu and former City Councilman Sal Albanese, would further extend the morning after pill distribution. [So… the Party of Death members: “Free (tax payer paid) stuff for ALL!”]
Republican John Catsimatidis said he would require parental consent before distributing such drugs. [So… the GOP guy: “Wait, maybe parents should be involved.” But… who pays for it again? Tax payers?]
The New York Daily News reports that Joe Lhota, another GOP hopeful, said furnishing emergency contraception to 11-year-olds was “ridiculous.” [Do I hear an “Amen!”?]