Saturday, June 26, 2010

Massechussett School Rethinking Condom Policy After Complaints

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The Provincetown school system will revisit its controversial policy of making condoms available to all students, with no age restriction, after Governor Deval Patrick expressed concern yesterday that very young children would have access to them.

A day after the new policy caused a media firestorm, School Committee chairman Peter Grosso said that Provincetown would probably limit condoms to fifth-graders and older. His stance stemmed from a conversation he had with Superintendent Beth Singer, author of the rule set to take effect this fall.

“She said the School Committee is going to have to revisit the policy and definitely reword it so it’s self-explaining, and possibly wording it so that maybe there would be an exclusion of the real young grades,’’ Grosso said.

In a rare intervention in a local matter, Patrick called Singer yesterday morning to urge her to keep the free condoms out of the Cape Cod community’s elementary school, which serves preschoolers to sixth-graders.

In a statement, he called the policy “not age appropriate’’ and objected to a provision requiring school officials to provide condoms despite parental objections.

“The governor is deeply concerned,’’ state Education Secretary Paul Reville told the Globe. “He had a good conversation [with Singer] and was encouraged that the community was willing to consider making this age appropriate and keeping parents involved in the process.’’

The wording of the policy technically makes condoms available to any Provincetown pupil, from preschoolers to high school seniors. But Singer and two committee members have assured critics that the policy would be enforced case by case and that, in practical application, condoms would not be given to young elementary school students.


JMC Ministries Response

Written By Miranda Caverley

We first shared this article here on Eternal Flame News on June 17th. Needless to say our response to the fact they this school was going to be handing out Condoms to children as young as 5 years old was more than just a little heated.

More than happy is how we feel that the school is "rethinking" their idea on condom distribution to elementary school students. We can only hope they also decide to not distribute condoms to any child in that school.

When in society did it become the schools responsibility to raise Americans Children and not their parents? Why aren't the parents taking more action to stop schools from taking their parental rights away from them? Why aren't there protests in the streets and on the sidewalks at the schools demanding this kind these kinds of things to stop? The more power we give to the Government and our Schools the less power we have to stop them. When things like this start to happen, and 5 year old's come home with Condoms in their pockets ready to have sexual intercourse at anytime.

When I was in school the only thing that I was ever taught was about the changes that girls go through. Getting their periods, developing breasts. Never once did they hand out condoms or talk about how a girl and a boy at age 11 could have sex. Even in High School there was never a sex-ed course or anything like that. I never learned how to put a condom on a banana, as some children are taught today. My parents taught me about Sex and how God made a sex to be only for a husband and his wife to show their love for one another and to create a baby. I have only been out of school for 11 years and in 11 years so much has changed in our public schools today. I feel for these little ones growing up in today's society and all this chaos they are facing.

There has got to be more parental control over our children today and less Government control. We must pray for the future generations of our Country because they are facing a hard road. May God protect them and guide them.

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