Massachusetts school district launches student condom policy
A Massachusetts school district will be contacting parents in the next two weeks to detail a new program allowing students ages 12 and older to have access to condoms.Now, I grok the need for some sort of policy in place, but I don't get why a 12 year old can get a condom from the school nurse but not a Tylenol. Tylenol is perfectly legal for them to have and use. Technically, the condom is not - especially for a 12 year old. It would seem to me that handing a condom to a 12 year old would make one an accomplice to statutory rape, no?
The Springfield Republican reports that officials with Springfield's School Department will emphasize that parents and guardians have the right to opt out if they do not want their children to get condoms.
And let's not even get into the legal implications if the condom broke and someone got pregnant...
That is all.