Kids As Young As Ten On Birth Control?
- By Sam George
- Published 12/20/2007
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at email@example.com
Few weeks ago, I heard this report on ABC evening news - at a school in Portland (Maine), they are going to distribute birth control pills to middle schoolers? Once again parental rights and sexual morality is colliding head on.
Argument is that kids lives are being ruined by unwanted pregnancies, so why don’t we ask them to protect themselves and why don’t school administration distribute condoms and birth control pills? Children do not need to seek parental consent in taking these pills and in sexual experimentations.
Why is public school becoming a brothel? This only promotes promiscuous behaviors among the middle school kids. School adminstrators are interfereing with parental rights and sexual purity. In matters of personal morality, school system should not overrule home.
With first sexual experience going younger and rising teen pregnancies (report quoted over 17,000 pregnancies of 14 and younger), when should sex education begin? How young should these pills be introduced? Who will provide better sex education to our kids - school, home or church? If school systems to really serious about tackling this issue, why are using broken and unreliable solutions? Does US public school system dare to consider a sure way to handling this issues - abstinence.