I overheard some ladies arguing in the checkout lane about these new condom dispensers at their kids' school. They're available free of charge and the kids can get them in the bathrooms or in the nurse's office without having to talk to anyone or anything (although they do have sex ed info available and the nurse is happy to talk to them any time they have questions or anything, too).
The moms are ticked because they think that the school shouldn't be getting involved in their kids' sex lives like that, while I can see the point that the school's trying to something, anything, to stem the tide of teen pregnancies going on at that school. I mean, they've got one of the highest rates in the country and everybody has this silly, Puritanical idea that not talking about sex or offering birth control, etc., will make the kids abstain. It's ludicrous and, what's more, dangerous, to assume that.
Anyway, if your child's junior/senior high offered free condoms to the kids, would YOU be upset?