What kind of world are we living in when we can’t even send our children to school without them coming home with birth control implants. Since when is it legal to give out birth control without the consent of the parents, especially when we are talking about an implant.
While it is important for teenagers and young adults to get proper sex education, one mother says that her parental rights were “violated” after her daughter came home from school with a three-year birth control implant. The mother never gave permission for her daughter to receive the implants, but the clinic that did the procedure claims that you do not need the parent’s consent when it comes to giving teens over the age of 12 birth control.
According to WFTV, school principal Rodney L. Clark said he called the mother for permission before her daughter went on the trip. Clark also released a statement to clarify the Youth Services trip:
“This was not a field trip. Youth Services of Tulsa does an annual in-service on Sex Education. They offer students an opportunity to contact them on their own for more information. The parent gave her child permission to leave the school. Under Title X once young people are at the clinic and are of reproductive age, they can make decisions on their own without parental consent. As you can understand this situation involves a minor and we do not release information about students. Nevertheless, the student was well within their rights of Title X which is a federal guideline that provides reduced cost family planning services to persons of all reproductive age.”
However, according to the mother, Miracle Foster, “I just feel like my rights as a parent were violated. I feel like the school is responsible. I think they should’ve gave us more information, because like I said, I thought she was going to get information and educated. So, therefore, she could come back home and we could discuss what was best for my child.”
I don’t know about you guys, but personally, I believe that a parent should need to give consent for something like that if they are under the age of 18. What do you guys think?