A conservative Christian legal group said Thursday it will proceed with a lawsuit against a Maine school district over its refusal to reconsider its birth control policy, which allows students as young as 11 to receive prescription contraceptives without parental knowledge or consent.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, contends that the Portland School Committee is not only usurping parental authority but also violating a Maine law by not reporting all illegal sexual activity involving children 13 years old or younger.
“This is an issue where the rights of parents must be protected,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, in a statement Thursday.
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Answer by Freela at 7:10 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Are they doing it under medical advisory?
I work in a community health care setting and any child who is sexually active can receive contraceptives without parent's permission under our family planning.
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Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:47 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Absolutely not. Kids aren't even allowed to take a Tylenol at school with out written permission of their parents... our sick society has gone too far thanks to Planned Parenthood who has infiltrated our public schools & been given too much leeway by our gov't for way too long now!
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