So Maine has taken the step to start providing 6th grade girls with birth control pills. What will be condoned in another generation – 4th or 5th grade?

One perspective is that it is a precaution for a few that will need it, but once it appears to be ‘OK’ then the attitude changes, and then you’r not cool if you don’t do this or have that.

A step in this direction is hard to reverse, and may push the problem into elementary schools. It’s happened before!

Not every child can be saved from every situation, and some are pulled in due to problems with friends, or at home, or whatever. Just as you cannot save all kids from dropping out of school, neither can all kids be saved from running away or from teen pregnancy.

Give them the education as well as you possibly can, not the pills.

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